The Ministry of Labour’s Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative runs from September 1 through December 27, 2019. This initiative focuses on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards in health care, construction, industrial and mining sectors.
The initiative consists of two phases. Phase 1 focuses on compliance assistance by providing resources and education on MSD prevention and the control of respiratory hazards to raise awareness and help your workplace comply with health and safety regulations. Phase 1 runs from September through December. Phase 2 consists of the inspections blitz which runs from October through December.
Below is a selection of resources from PSHSA and Ontario’s Health & Safety System to support your workplace as you prepare for this initiative.