Regulatory Affairs
October 8, 2020

ON: Province set to employ largest number of labour inspectors in its history

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The Ontario government is planning to increase its team of frontline health and safety inspectors by 98  to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The new inspectors will play a key role in protecting workers by checking and enforcing that workplaces are following occupational health and safety legislation. The will have broad powers to:

  • inspect any workplace and ensure they have COVID-19 protections in place;
  • investigate any potentially hazardous situation, critical injury, fatality and work refusal;
  • order compliance with the legislation;
  • stop unsafe work from being performed; and
  • recommend and initiate prosecutions.

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