Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has posted ads and sent out a news release to say it is seeking 38 inspectors to help enforce Ontario’s occupational health and safety laws at industrial and construction sector workplaces across the province, including seven additional construction inspectors to be based in North York
“We’re looking for self-motivated individuals with the required knowledge and skills who can help promote compliance with our laws,” says Peter Augruso, assistant deputy minister of operations division. “They will play important roles on our enforcement team in protecting workers.”
The positions include: Six construction inspectors and one bilingual construction inspector for North York, as well as 31 industrial inspectors (including four bilingual inspectors) for North York, Scarborough, Mississauga, Newmarket, Hamilton, Waterloo, London, St. Catharines, Windsor, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Ottawa.
The announcement says inspector applicants must have a working knowledge of Ontario’s occupational health and safety legislation and regulations, with work experience in a range of settings, with various techniques, equipment, hazards and controls.
Successful candidates will undergo up to eight months of training including both classroom and field study. They will enforce, interpret and apply legislation, conduct inspections and investigations, and provide testimony in court.
“We hope to have the new staff on board by February 2017 and ready to work in the field by next fall,” Augruso says.
The application deadline is Sept. 16 at 11:59 p.m. Click on recruitment for more information.