From May 1 to August 31, 2011, Ministry of Labour inspectors conducted a workplace inspection blitz focusing on new and young workers in the industrial and health care sectors to enforce compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations.
The goal of the blitz was to check that new and young workers:
- are properly instructed, trained and supervised
- are working in accordance with the requirements of the OHSA, and
- meet the applicable minimum age requirements prescribed for the work they are doing.
MOL inspectors focused on workplaces where many new and young workers are employed, including the service sector, transportation, municipalities, logging, farming operations wood and metal fabrication, long-term care homes, retirement homes; nursing homes and group homes.
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