Workplace violence in education

From April 2020 to March 2021, the ministry will conduct an initiative focusing on workplace violence in elementary and high schools.

Phase 1: Compliance assistance
Dates: April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Partners: Public Service Health and Safety Association

 

Healthy worker healthy workplace initiative: silica exposure

From October 1, 2020 to December 27, 2020 the ministry will run an initiative focusing on silica exposure in industrial settings.

Phase 1: Compliance assistance

Dates: October 1, 2020 – December 27, 2020

This phase consists of compliance assistance and awareness with all health and safety partners.

Partners: Workplace Safety and Prevention Service and Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

Phase 2: Focused inspections

Dates: November 1, 2020 – December 27, 2020

Inspectors will focus on respiratory hazards related to silica. Inspectors will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address the hazards related to silica exposure, as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its associated Regulations.

Machine guarding

Phase 1: January 20 – March 31, 2020

Compliance assistance with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Phase 2: February 17 – March 31, 2020

Focused inspections

 

New and Young Workers

Phase 1: May 1 – August 30, 2019

Compliance assistance with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and Workplace Safety North

Phase 2: July 15 – August 30, 2019

Focused inspections

 

Municipalities (Ergonomics)

Phase 1: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2020

Compliance assistance with Public Services Health and Safety Association

Phase 2: April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

Focused inspections

 

High Risk Traumatic Hazards – Slips Trips & Falls

Phase 1: March 18 – July 12, 2019

Compliance assistance with all health and safety associations

Phase 2: April 15 – July 12, 2019

Focused inspections

 

Healthy workers in healthy workplaces – musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards

Phase 1: September 1 – December 27, 2019

Compliance assistance with all health and safety associations

Phase 2: October 1 – December 27, 2019

Focused inspections