Inspections

What to expect when a health and safety inspector visits your workplace.

Schedule for initiatives

Check the schedule to see which sectors and hazards we’re focusing on this year.


Construction sector

The Construction Health and Safety Program enforces health and safety laws on construction projects, in diving operations, and for window cleaning activities where a worker may fall 3 metres or more.

Compliance plan

Details about the 2020-21 inspection initiatives for the construction sector.

Hazards

Information about hazards in the construction sector and how to control them.

Sector trends

Data on fatalities, critical injuries, complaints and work refusals in the construction sector and subsectors from April 2013 to March 2019.


Health care

The Health Care Health and Safety Program enforces health and safety laws in Ontario’s health and community care workplaces.

Compliance plan

Details about the 2020-21 inspection initiatives for the health care sector.

Hazards

Information about hazards in the health care sector and how to control them.

Sector trends

Data on fatalities, critical injuries, complaints and work refusals in the health care sector and subsectors from April 2012 to March 2018.


Industrial sector

The Industrial Health and Safety Program enforces health and safety laws in industrial workplaces, including education, government services and retail.

Compliance plan

Details about the 2020-21 inspection initiatives for the industrial sector.

Hazards

Information about hazards in the industrial sector and how to control them.

Sector trends

Data on fatalities, critical injuries, complaints and work refusals in the industrial sector and subsectors from April 2013 to March 2019.


Mining sector

The Mining Health and Safety Program enforces health and safety laws in mines and mining operations.

Compliance plan

Details about the 2020-21 inspection initiatives for the mining sector.

Hazards

Information about hazards in the mining sector and how to control them.

Sector trends

Data on fatalities, critical injuries, complaints and work refusals in the mining sector and subsectors from April 2013 to March 2019.


Specialized Professional Services and Radiation Protection Services

The Specialized Professional Services Unit provides technical support and expertise to ministry staff in:

  • ergonomics
  • occupational hygiene
  • engineering
  • emergency management

The unit also contributes to health and safety guidelines, standards and legislation development.

Radiation Protection Services staff administer and enforce workplace radiation health and safety laws.

Compliance plan

Details about the 2020-21 inspection initiatives conducted by Specialized Professional Services staff.


Results

Initiative results

We report the results of provincial inspection initiatives, usually within 90 days.

2018-2019 occupational health and safety report

An annual report of Ontario health and safety system activities.

Updated: July 05, 2021
Published: April 15, 2019