The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development may publish a workplace hazard alert when:

  • a worker has died from an injury in the workplace
  • a new hazard or process has been identified during a workplace visit by an inspector
  • it is recommended by a Coroner’s Jury at an inquest

The alert includes:

  • background information and/or a summary of the hazard and what happened
  • the precautions and best practices employers can take to prevent incidents and protect workers
  • the relevant regulations and sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that describe what everyone in the workplace (e.g. employers, supervisors, constructors and workers) should do to meet the minimum requirements for addressing the hazard

Alerts by sector

Construction sector alerts

Health care sector alerts

Industrial sector alerts

Mining sector alerts

General alerts for all sectors