60,000 Workplace Visits by Ontario MOL Inspectors over 9 Months

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has reported that its safety inspectors conducted more than 60,000 visits to workplaces from April through to December 2011.

The inspectors visited 32,467 workplaces, for an average of 2 visits per workplace visited.

The MOL says that the inspectors issues 103,965 compliance orders, averaging almost 3 compliance orders per workplace visited.

The MOL has approximately 400 inspectors, meaning that inspectors make, on average, 200 visits per year.

See http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/sawo/pubs/issue10.php

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Adrian Miedema

About Adrian Miedema

Adrian is a partner in the Toronto Employment group of Dentons Canada LLP. He advises and represents public- and private-sector employers in employment, health and safety and human rights matters. He appears before employment tribunals and all levels of the Ontario courts on behalf of employers. He also advises employers on strategic and risk management considerations in employment policy and contracts.

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