PPE Blitz Coming
The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development is conducting a personal protective equipment (PPE) blitz from January 6 to March 13. The blitz includes inspections focussing on the lack or misuse use of PPE such as foot, eye, hearing, and respiratory protection.
The ministry conducted a similar blitz three years ago and issued 7,483 orders—the second highest number of violations in 2017. Inspectors will be checking that appropriate PPE is supplied and worn properly.
Work sites that will be getting the most attention include those in
• industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) construction;
• residential building construction; and
• civil engineering and roadwork.
To learn more about the upcoming blitz, go to ihsa.ca and check under the News & Events tab.