From www.ohatoday.com —
As part of their Safe at Work Ontario strategy, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is conducting an Infection Prevention and Control heightened enforcement campaign at healthcare organizations throughout the month of November.
This campaign, otherwise known as a blitz will see MOL inspectors and infection control specialists conducting both scheduled and unscheduled visits to healthcare facilities.
As stated in a recent background information document, Ministry inspectors will check for contraventions to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Health Care and Residential Facilities Regulation, Needle Safety Regulation, and Other regulations as needed.
These contraventions involve, but are not limited to, an employer’s responsibility to protect workers, such as establishing safe work practices, providing worker training and ensuring personal protective equipment is used and maintained. Particular focus will be paid to certain priority areas, including:
Safe Work Practices:
Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Devices:
Worker Information, Education and Training: