Ontario Carrying Out More Inspections at Workplaces in Hot-Spot Regions

Published on May 20, 2021

With more contagious variants of COVID-19 continuing to enter the country, we can’t take anything for granted when it comes to protecting everyday workers and keeping workplaces safe.


That’s why this government is taking further action to support businesses and workers by expanding inspections on manufacturing and food processing workplaces, warehouses and distribution centres.


Approximately 100 provincial offences officers are expected to visit about 1,500 workplaces in Toronto, Hamilton and regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York between May 10 and May 28 to uphold the encouraging results previous inspections have delivered.


As this government moves forward and continues to respond to the rapidly evolving pandemic, these inspections are a critical tool that is helping us keep workers and workplaces safe. Over 700 workplaces were inspected last week and only 15% were referred for follow up with nine tickets issued.


Ontario has inspected these workplaces regularly throughout the pandemic, but as case counts drop, it is important business owners and supervisors continue following health and safety best practices that have helped us get this far.


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