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Safety and Employment Requirements for Ontario Businesses

Whether you have been in business in Ontario for decades or are new to “the ropes”, a quick check of the following list can help you determine if you are fulfilling some basic Ontario safety and employment regulations.  Many of the items below deserve their own blog topic, but for summary purposes this is a good list to start with.

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Posters/What to Post:

  1. Health and Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here (Poster) http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/atwork/posting_training.php
  2. In Case of Injury 1234 (Poster) http://www.wsib.on.ca/en/community/WSIB/230/ArticleDetail/24338?vgnextoid=cafee35c819d7210VgnVCM100000449c710aRCRD
  3. Employment Standards Act Poster (Poster) https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/poster.php
  4. Up-To-Date Occupational Health and Safety Act http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/atwork/posting_training.php
  5. Health and Safety Policy http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/ohsa/ohsag_appx_a.php
  6. MSDS Binder https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/whmis/whmis_4c.php
  7. Names and work locations of Joint Health and Safety Committee/Reps http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/jhsc/
  8. First Aid Kit and at least 1 Certified First Aid Person (Post their name(s) beside/on the kit) http://www.wsib.on.ca/en/community/WSIB/230/ArticleDetail/24338?vgnextoid=39ebe35c819d7210VgnVCM100000449c710aRCRD
  9. [Policy Manual:  Not required by law but it would help satisfy portions of the ESA and OHSA]

Policies:

  1. Health and Safety Policy http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/ohsa/ohsag_appx_a.php
  2. Workplace Violence Policy http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/workplaceviolence.php
  3. Workplace Harassment Policy http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/workplaceviolence.php

Policies not required by law, but are common among companies:

  1. Attendance Policy
  2. Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics
  3. Supervisor and Worker Safety Responsibilities http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/faqs/rights.php
  4. Privacy Policy http://www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/article/1059-create-your-company-privacy-policy.html

Required Programs/Training:

  1. WHMIS  http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/whmis/whmis_1.php
  2. Joint Health and Safety Committee/Rep http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/jhsc/
  3. Workplace Violence Program http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/workplaceviolence.php
  4. Workplace Harassment Program http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/workplaceviolence.php
  5. NEW for July 2014: Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/

 

In Case of Injury 1234 Poster

In Case of Injury 1234 Poster

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  1. Keep on writing, great job!

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