Act First Safety

January 14, 2014

Ministry of Labour (MOL)

Working at Heights


  • Developing mandatory fall protection training for people working at heights was a priority recommendation of the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and Safety.
  • In 2013, the Ministry of Labour has conducted two enforcement blitzes to protect people working at heights, visiting over 4,527 work sites.
  • A pilot program inspecting worksites after hours and on weekends was launched fall 2013.
  • In October 2013, the province posted a video to raise awareness of fall hazards and highlight worker safety initiatives.
  • Ministry of Labour inspectors have conducted more than 345,000 field visits to workplaces since 2008.

Source: MOL website

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