Canadian Contractor
Voice

Being a MOL

After my close shave with the Ministry of Labour (MOL), I contacted them to compliment their inspector. You might think I’ve a screw loose doing this.


Print this page

March 18, 2012 by Alec Caldwell

I escaped a fine for not wearing a hard hat on a residential renovation job site; it was in my hand at the time. Had a falling brick, or worse, a half eaten stale pepperoni sandwich hit my head, there could have been serious damage.

After my close shave with the Ministry of Labour (MOL), I contacted them to compliment their inspector. You might think I’ve a screw loose doing this.

Well, the very next day I received a call from the MOL. I wondered if it was calling to advise me of my court date for my crazy admission. No, it was to thank me for complimenting their inspector. The person who called said, “We don’t get to many compliments.” In the end they accepted an invite to speak at one of our workshops and they were a hit with our members.

DID YOU KNOW

MOL inspectors now visit job sites 7 days a week, including residential renovations?

Make sure you’re compliant and besides wearing hard hats, safety glasses and the right safety shoes, always carry “Fall Protection Awareness” and WHMIS cards. It’s mandatory that everyone in Canada has these in their possession, especially “Fall Protection Awareness.” without it, your job can be closed down immediately. If you need these, visit our online e-courses, as they’re compliant across Canada.


Alec Caldwell

Alec Caldwell

Alec Caldwell is the Founder of CARAHS, a Health & Safety Organization. We are approved providers by the Ministry of Labour (Ontario) to teach Working at Heights Training (Pro#34609) Visit the Ministry of Labour's web site to view our listing
All posts by

Print this page



Related

Have your say:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.