More than 600 inspections of residential construction sites in Alberta lead to close to 400 orders issued, according to a recent report from The Canadian Press.
A lack of fall protection, or a fall protection plan, accounted for 131 orders, approximately one-third of all orders issued.
For the past several months, OHS has carried out a pilot program of evening and weekend inspections, including the recent residential construction campaign.
'Revising the working hours of our OHS officers to include weekends and evenings only makes sense. This, along with our ongoing educational efforts and continuing to work with industry and safety associations, will help improve compliance in the workplace,'' he added.
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