Schedule of Ministry of Labour Construction Blitzes for 2018/19

The Ministry of Labour schedules their enforcement blitzes and initiatives and publishes their schedule well in advance to give employers time to review their obligations and make the necessary preparations such as changing procedures, providing training, upgrading equipment and otherwise.  The schedule of MoL interventions that affect our industry are as follows:

BLITZES

Working at Heights - fall protection

  • May 1 – May 31, 2018, Phase 1  - Compliance support and prevention education (Ministry of Labour and Infrastructure Health and Safety Association)
  • June 1 – June 30, 2018, Phase 2 - Ministry of Labour enforcement campaign

Reversing equipment on construction projects

  • September 1 – September 30, 2018 Phase 1 - compliance support and prevention education (Ministry of Labour and Infrastructure Health and Safety Association)
  • October 1 - October 31, 2018, Phase 2 Ministry of Labour enforcement campaign

Employment Standards 

  • May 1 - August 31, 2018,  (e.g. minimum wage, hours of work, overtime pay, public holidays, paid vacation)

CONSTRUCTION INITIATIVES

  • Internal Responsibility System (IRS) - June 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

CROSS-SECTOR INITIATIVES

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) - April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019
  • Ergonomics related to falls (ladders, stairs, access platforms) - April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

REGIONAL INITIATIVES 2018/19

CENTRAL EAST

  • Industrial and construction workplaces that utilize employment services through temporary help agencies - April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

CENTRAL WEST

  • Road construction projects - what to look for in traffic control and traffic protection plans - May 1 – 31, 2018
  • Temporary labour agencies initiative - worker training and hazard exposure - June 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

EASTERN

  • Utility work - May 1 – August 31, 2018