The Ministry of Labour’s Healthy Workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative runs from September 1 through December 27, 2019. This initiative will focus 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 to workplace parties on MSD prevention and the prevention and control of respiratory hazards to raise awareness and help them comply with health and safety regulations. Phase 1 runs from September through December. Phase 2 consists of the inspections blitz which will run from October through December.
Below is a selection of resources from PSHSA and Ontario’s Health & Safety System to support workplaces as they prepare for the upcoming initiative.