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Fall safety blitzes target workplace hazards in Ontario


Ontario is helping workers stay safe on the job by launching four targeted safety blitzes at workplaces across the province this fall.

Between September and December, blitzes will focus on:

  • September – October 2012: supervision at construction sites.
  • October – November 2012: machine guarding hazards and repetitive strain injuries in manufacturing and industrial workplaces.
  • October – November 2012: Infection Prevention and Control in health care workplaces.
  • November – December 2012: transfer of ore in underground mines.

During blitzes, inspectors will check on condition and maintenance of safety equipment, worker training, the use of safety equipment and other potential health and safety hazards to help prevent workplace injuries.

"Our goal is to protect the health and safety of Ontario workers at construction, industrial, health care and mining workplaces," Ontario Labour Minister Linda Jeffrey said. We believe every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day."