June 15, 2011
Since early May, health and safety inspectors have focused on workplaces where many new and young workers are employed. One of the prime areas in the focus includes landscaping sites.  

The provincial government announced the blitz, stating it wanted to ensure employers are complying with regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and that young workers are instructed, trained and supervised on jobs. The blitz also will determine is companies are using proper safety measures, equipment and procedures to prevent injuries and meeting minimum age requirements for the work they are doing.

This is the fourth annual blitz focusing on new and young workers in Ontario. For more information, go to www.labour.gov.on.ca.