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The recent round of hiring at Labour has resulted in the most inspectors ever on staff. The OHSA authorizes inspectors to conduct unannounced inspections at any time. Are you prepared? Steps should be taken to increase confidence in your preparedness for an inspection. There are basic elements that an inspector will audit, including mandatory workplace documents. This session is intended to equip you to be better prepared, potentially reducing orders and related down time, all with the main goal of improving worker safety.
This session will refer to some of the documents on your safety board as a point of reference for practical actions that you should take.
- Overview of the regulatory postings in your workplace
- Acts & Regulations
- Duties of various workplace parties under the OHSA
- H&S policies, programs and procedures
- JHSC committee or HS Representative
- Notices & registration
- Ministry inspection reports & notice of compliance
To ensure a thorough understanding, attendees are invited to submit questions during the workshop.
Jean Justa, CRSP
Jean (John) Justa, CRSP has over 37 years of experience related to the construction industry. After running a small design and construction business for several years John became a Building Inspector in Ottawa. He then joined the Ministry of Labour as a Construction Health and Safety Inspector. During his 20 year tenure at the Ministry John held various positions including acting provincial coordinator for the construction program. He has been a peer trainer for new and incumbent inspectors, assessed the role of the constructor on complex projects, keynote speaker and a witness in both prosecutions and at coroner’s inquests. This significant scope of professional experience equips him with a unique expertise in Occupational Health and Safety matters.
Project coordinator, site supervisor (foreman/superintendent/assistant), H&S representative and JHSC committee member