June 15, 2019
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is conducting province-wide inspections until Aug. 30 as part of an initiative to raise awareness and compliance with regards to the safety of young workers.

According the MOL, new and young workers in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured during their first month on the job than at any other time.

Focused inspections will begin July 15 where Ministry inspectors will focus on workplaces that are newly-registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and haven’t had a proactive health and safety visit in the last five years.
Young workers, age 14-24 and new workers 25 years of age or older are the target of the initiative.

For more information, visit the MOL website, labour.gov.on.ca.