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NEWS ALERT: MOL Blitz May - Aug. 2014
From May to August, Ministry of Labour inspectors will be visiting workplaces in sectors that employ new, young and temporary workers. Summer is a peak hiring period for these workers. Any worker is three times more likely to be injured on the job during the first month of work than at any other time.
Expect retail outlets, restaurants, tourism, hospitality and recreational facilities, and manufacturing operations to be high on inspectors' lists. All employers take note: inspectors will be checking on vulnerable worker safety in every workplace, not just priority sectors.
Historically, inspectors issue an average of three to four work orders to every workplace visited. In 2013, during 1,813 visits conducted in manufacturing and service sector workplaces, inspectors issued almost 7,000 orders. Included were 133 stop work orders that can shut down production for hours or days at a time.
Are you ready?
When inspectors visit your workplace, they do not want to wait while you madly search for requested documentation. They will ask to see copies of your preventative maintenance program, inspection reports and training records. They want to make sure people are doing what's best for their employees and their business. That is the purpose for these blitzes!
How will you respond?
Let us help you prepare for a visit from the MOL.
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