Workplace Inspections in Manitoba

Inspections are an excellent way to gather information to avert incidents, injuries, and illnesses in the workplace. These in-depth examinations help identify and record workplace hazards that need to be addressed.

In Manitoba, Safety and Health Officers officers have the authority to conduct inspections in provincially regulated workplaces. They hold these companies responsible for complying with the Workplace Safety and Health Act.

How are workplace inspections typically done?

Officers conduct approximately 4,500 inspections per year. About 50% of inspections result in one or more orders being issued to an employer. Inspections conducted by officers are typically done without notice. In the inspection, the officer may conduct activities, such as the following, to uncover information about the workplace:

  • Taking measurements, samples, recording or photos
  • Speaking with witnesses
  • Asking for and making copies of documentation

To effectively conduct an inspection, officers will use a variety of tools, such as:

  • Giving health and safety presentations
  • Meeting with staff or management
  • Serving violation tickets
  • Issuing orders or fines

We can help you with understanding, preventing, or appealing a workplace inspection.

Give our helpline a call so our health and safety experts can assist you with issues pertaining to workplace inspections, or other health and safety issues. Contact our helpline at 1-888-207-0657.