Ontario material handling safety blitz coming in September

by MM&D Online Staff

Toronto, Ontario—From September 14 to October 23, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will be conducting workplace inspections looking for compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA). The focus will be on material handling safety in industrial workplaces.

Workplace injuries and fatalities can usually be traced to a few root causes that may vary by sector. Occupational health and safety inspectors conduct proactive blitzes and initiatives on sector-specific hazards; these are also designed to raise awareness and increase compliance with the OHSA.

Findings are generally reported soon after completion. The ministry tracks each sector to determine if there are long-lasting improvements in compliance and fewer injuries and fewer contraventions of employment standards.

Resources for the safe operation of forklifts can be found here.