Enforcement of new posting requirement begins

This month Ontario health and safety inspectors will began issuing citations to employers who have not posted the new “Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here” poster.

The new poster summarizes workers’ health and safety rights and responsibilities and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors. It also reminds employers that they must not take action against workers for following the act or for raising workplace health and safety concerns, and seeking enforcement of the OHSA.

The posting is in response to the 2010 Dean Report, a report on steps to improve occupational safety by a MOL task force.

The Panel found that many workers had little or no understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including their rights and obligations as workers or the obligations of employers and supervisors.

In one of its high priority recommendations, the Panel advised the Ministry of Labour to “create a health and safety poster that explains the key rights and responsibilities of the workplace parties, including how to obtain additional health and safety information and how to contact a Ministry of Labour inspector. It should be mandatory to post this in the workplace.”

To stay upon posting requirements Safety Services offers a labour law posting service. Through this service we send you any required postings or updates as needed.

For more information call 877-397-9450.

   

1 thought on “Enforcement of new posting requirement begins

  1. Posters with safety and other important information should be prominently placed within a workplace. As it is, accidents can happen on shifts outside of the standard 9-5 work day. Employees should have easy access to safety and regulatory information, especially if their manager or the HR office is unavailable after hours.

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