Ontario hiring 41 OHS inspectors

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) will be hiring 41 occupational health and safety inspectors over the next few months to fill vacancies across Ontario. The inspectors will play a key role in helping to ensure worker health and safety by enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations.

“The health and safety of Ontario workers is a number one priority,” says Sophie Dennis, assistant deputy minister of Operations Division. “We’ve been working hard to reduce injuries and fatalities. These inspectors will play an important role because they will work in the field, supporting our program strategies.”

The ministry will be hiring 20 inspectors for its construction program, 18 for industrial/health care and three for mining. “We’re looking for enthusiastic people with experience and expertise in the construction, industrial, mining and health care fields to join our health and safety enforcement team of dedicated professionals at the ministry,” Dennis says.

Inspectors are provincial offences officers designated under the Provincial Offences Act. They are appointed as inspectors under OHSA, with broad powers to:

  • inspect any workplace
  • investigate any potentially hazardous situation, critical injury, fatality and work refusal
  • order compliance with the legislation
  • stop unsafe work from being performed and
  • recommend and initiate prosecutions.

The positions will be open to residents of Ontario. Applicants must have expertise and job experience in one of the program areas.

MOL touches the lives of many people through its involvement at Ontario workplaces, Dennis says. Staff play a vital role in ensuring healthy, safe and fair workplaces as well as harmonious labour relations.

For information on the job postings and how to apply, please click here.

All applications must be submitted by e-mail. The ministry has extended its deadline to January 7, 2010.