Labour - Workplace, Safety & Health

Workplace Enforcement Activity


Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) conducts targeted enforcement activities of workplaces and industries throughout the province. In addition, WSH answers calls and provides information to the public. WSH is also responsible to investigate Right to Refuse and allegations of Reprisal that meet the definition under the WSH Act. The following tables provides cumulative totals for WSH activity.

Total between April 1, 2022 and: Inspections Number of Individual Improvement Orders Stop Work Orders Calls and Emails Reported Work Refusals Alleged Reprisals
October 30, 2022 3547 5782 194 4007 5 44


Historical Enforcement Activity

Date Inspections Inspections Resulting in
Orders
Individual Improvement
Orders
Stop Work Orders
2014-15 8,173 34% 6,526 618
2015-16 5,863 48% 8,725 423
2016-17 5,454 52% 8,771 477
2017-18 4,171 52% 6,228 346
2018-19 5,212 56% 8,803 582
2019-20 4,641 56% 5,931 399
2020-21 5,483 50% 6,739 404
2021-22 6,449 56% 10,579 396