Discuss compliance strategies with your Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) or Health and Safety Representative (HSR).
During the visit
Ensure all required documentation is available to the ministry inspector.
Ensure supervisor and worker health and safety representative are available.
Ensure the workplace parties co-operate with the ministry inspector.
The inspector will focus on:
compliance with the OHSA and its regulations.
health and safety programs and policies related to the blitz topic, if applicable.
Internal Responsibility System (IRS) training requirements and any deficiencies.
record of injuries, including blitz/initiative related issues/hazards.
workplace specific hazards related to the blitz/initiative.
Note: Inspectors can legally enter a project or workplace at any time without warrant or prior notice (OHSA section 54(1)(a)). An inspector will identify himself/herself by means of ministry identification. No person shall hinder, obstruct, molest or interfere with or attempt to hinder, obstruct, molest or interfere with an inspector in the exercise of a power or the performance of a duty under this act or the regulations or in the execution of a warrant issued under this act or the Provincial Offences Act with respect to a matter under this act or the regulations.