Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
Ministry of Labour Blitz Targets Recycling and Waste Hazards
Workplace injuries and fatalities can usually be traced to a few root causes that may vary by sector. The Ministry of Labourís proactive inspection blitzes on sector-specific hazards are designed to raise awareness and increase compliance with health and safety legislation.
In November and December, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit sites to ensure proper handling and disposal procedures are being followed to help keep workers safe. The blitzes will focus on:
- Providing proper information, instruction and supervision to workers to protect their health and safety
- Proper handling requirements for disposal of needles, sharps and other wastes in health care workplaces