More than 125 businesses were visited in Niagara last weekend, says Harry Godfrey, press secretary for the provincial ministry of labour, training and skills development.
A list of potential businesses to visit was drawn up by staff at Niagara Public Health, to cover all 12 municipalities, says Dr. Mustafa Hirji, the department’s acting chief medical officer of health for Niagara region.
He wasn’t sure how many in Niagara-on-the-Lake were visited, but the list focused on the larger stores, such as Costco and the Walmart stores, across the region.
In Niagara, says Godfrey, more than 125 businesses were visited. About 22 tickets and five orders were issued.
The most common violations were regarding adequate screening, capacity limits, and lack of safety plans.
Also handed out were formal warnings, for a total of 68 contraventions, he says.
He was unable to say how many of the Niagara businesses were in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Across the province, 107 inspectors visited businesses in Ottawa, Windsor, and Durham, in addition to Niagara.
A total of 640 businesses were visited, more than 80 tickets issued, more than 100 orders issued, and again, as in Niagara, the most common violations were regarding adequate screening, capacity limits, and lack of safety plans.