In November and December 2016 the Ministry of Labour executed a blitz on electrical hazards in the construction sector of Ontario.
The results are now in. Of the 1,108 field visits a total of 2,825 orders and requirements were issued.
The blitz was part of an overall strategy to eliminate injuries and fatalities while completing electrical work at construction projects.
The goals of the blitz were to:
- raise awareness of safety hazards when working near live electrical power lines and electrical equipment;
- ensure workplace parties were complying with the law; and
- prevent injuries that could arise from unsafe work practices.