Canadian Manufacturing

Workplace inspectors safety-blitzing Ontario manufacturers

They are checking machine and electrical equipment guarding at industrial locations

February 19, 2020  by CM Staff

Ontario workplace inspectors will check on machine and electrical equipment guarding. Photo: IRSS

TORONTO — Ontario workplace inspectors have launched a safety blitz of manufacturers focusing on machine and electrical equipment guarding.

The blitz, which began Feb. 18, will last until March 31. It follows four weeks of outreach to the industrial sector to educate and assist in safety compliance, said the Ministry of Labour.

Inspections will focus on industrial workplaces, including automotive, food and beverage, wood and metal fabrication, textiles and printing, chemical, rubber and plastics, ceramics, logging (sawmills) and pulp and paper.

A similar blitz in February/March 2019 saw inspectors visit 602 workplaces and issue 2,998 orders under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

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