Lab and Shop Safety in Schools

Title translated into English

Lab and Shop Safety in Schools

Film: Duration in minutes

4:43 minutes

Product 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.

Aims and objectives

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.

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.

Target audience

Primary -- School officials and teachersSecondary -- parents of school children

Contact details Editor

Ontario Ministry of Labour
400 University Ave.7th floor, Canada-M7A 1T7 Toronto, Ontario

Contact details Production company

Platypus Media Inc.
, Canada-M6K 3B8 Toronto, Ontario