Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and Workplace Violence Prevention Initiative 2018/2019

November 14, 2018
The Ministry of Labour regularly undertakes "Safe at Work Ontario" activities, such as initiatives to focus attention on important health and safety hazards or concerns. Between July 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, health and community care workplaces may be visited as part of the MOL’s Safe At Work Ontario internal responsibility system (IRS) initiative to promote compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations.. The following IRS focus priorities will be integrated into MOL workplace inspections: • Training / information and instruction/supervisory competency • Personal protective equipment (PPE) / protective devices: • Reporting incidents of workplace violence and other reporting requirements • Notification requirements • Duties of directors and officers of a corporation A joint webinar with the Ministry of Labour & Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) on November 14, 2018, reviewed how "Safe at Work Ontario" activities may affect your workplace and what compliance support resources are available to help you with achieving compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations. The slide deck is here. The webinar was also recorded: Speakers: Eunice John, Provincial Specialist, Ministry of Labour Sherri Bastos, Director of Prevention and Operations, Engagement and Retention, Public Services Health & Safety Association