WHAT MUST BE POSTED IN YOUR WORKPLACE?

In Industry News by Wes Mazur

Posters sold by private companies DO NOT COMPLY with the requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) or the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) or the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA).

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Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), all provincially regulated workplaces must display this poster. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers on the job and provides a Ministry of Labour telephone number (1-877-202-0008) to report critical injuries, fatalities and work refusals and to obtain information about workplace health and safety information. Printed colour posters are available in English and French from Service Ontario free of charge or can be downloaded in English, French and 15 other languages.

Occupational Health and Safety Act
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), employers are required to post a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in their workplaces. The act is available online for free. GROHS sells the Consolidated Act & Regulations for $25.

Health and Safety Policy
The OHSA also requires employers to prepare and review, at least once a year, a written occupational health and safety policy, and to develop and maintain a program to implement that policy. The policy must be posted in the workplace.

Workplace Violence and Workplace Harassment Policies
The OHSA also requires employers to prepare and review, at least once a year, workplace violence and workplace harassment policies, and to develop and maintain programs to implement those policies. These policies must be in writing and posted in the workplace except for workplaces with five or fewer regularly employed workers, unless ordered by an inspector.

Joint Health and Safety Committees Members
In workplaces where the employer is required to establish a joint health and safety committee, the employer must also post the names and work locations of the committee members in a conspicuous place.

In Case of Injury Poster (Form 82)
Under a regulation of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA), employers are required to prominently display the “In Case of Injury” Poster (Form 82) in their workplace. This poster is provided free of charge to employers directly by the WSIB. Employers can get the poster online or by calling the WSIB at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.

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