Lab and Shop Safety in Schools

 
  • Video
  • Perception
     
  • Documentation
     
  • English
     
  • Information
     
  • Inspection
     
  • Schools and nurseries
     
 
English
 

Language version

English and French (French voice-over only)

Description:

A Ministry of Labour inspector conducts a health and safety inspection in a Tornto school.

The inspector outlines what he is looking for to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This includes inspection of teacher preparation; chemical storage and transportation; first aid equipment; laboratories, and machine and woodworking shops.

These "inspector" videos use ministry inspectors, not actors. By showing what schools must do to be in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, the ministry expects to achieve increased cooperation during its inspections and improved workplace health and safety in that sector. In addition, the video helps assure parents that their children are protected while in school.

As well, by using actual ministry inspectors in the video instead of actors, the video helps put a "human face" on our inspection staff, showing that they are experts in their field.

Target group:

Primary -- School officials and teachers
Secondary -- parents of school children

Subject matter:

Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario's Education Act work together to ensure the health and safety of teachers and students at school. Schools must comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Background:

Video is a cost-effective vehicle to get a message across to a large audience. Videos are put on the Ministry of Labour website. Various associations and trade media link to them. Employers use the videos during health and safety meetings. As well, copies of the videos are sent to associations for use during conferences, etc.

Prize

free of charge

Publisher:

Ontairo Ministry of Labour

Address:


400 University Ave. 7th floor
M7A 1T7 Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Telephone:

+1 416 3267401

Fax:

+1  416  3267406

E-mail:

matt.blajer@ontario.ca

URL:

www.ontario.ca/labour

Production:

Platypus Media Inc.

Address:


24 Triller Ave. 
M6K 3B8 Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Telephone:

+1 416 3267401

E-mail:

matt.blajer@ontario.ca