Surface Mines: Summer Safety Inspections Target Workplace Hazards

Monday, July 09, 2012

The Ministry of Labour will perform safety blitzes of construction sites and surface mines across Ontario this summer.

In July and August, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction sites and check for hazards involving tower and mobile cranes that could result in injury or death to workers as well as the public. Inspectors will also target activities involving the transportation of stone, sand, gravel and other raw materials at mining pits and quarries.

During the blitzes, inspectors will check on maintenance of equipment, worker training, the use of safety equipment and other potential health and safety hazards to help prevent workplace injuries.

To learn more about this Safe at Work initiative, click here.