Farming Inspections and Biosecurity Protocols

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English and French (French voice-over only)


A Ministry of Labour inspector visits a dairy farm in Southern Ontario. Since biosecurity is a major concern for farms, all Ministry of Labour inspectors must adhere to the biosecurity protocol when entering a farm. This video shows how an inspector prepares for a farm inspection.

The video then outlines what an inspector looks for when inspecting farm machinery and animal control.

These "inspector" videos use ministry inspectors, not actors. By showing what farming operation 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.

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:

Employers and workers in farming operations.

Subject matter:

Key messages: - All farming operations with paid workers are covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. - All Ministry of Labour inspectors must adhere to strict biosecurity protocols when entering a farming operation. - Here is what an ministry inspetion looks like, and what the inspector should see.


Video is a cost-effective method of getting a health and safety message out to employers and workers. The video is put on the ministry website ( Other organizations and media outlets can link to it - in the case of this video, Farmers' Forum, a province-wide farming magazine put the video on its home page.

As well, copies of the video can be sent to stakeholders for use in conferences and other information sharing events.


free of charge


Ontario Ministry of Labour


Attn: Matt Blajer
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M7A 1T7 Toronto, Ontario


+1 416 3267401


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