Ontario OHS Reform Compliance Centre

New Reprisal Rules Took Effect April 1, 2012

As in the rest of Canada, it’s illegal in Ontario to discipline workers in retaliation for exercising their rights under the OHS laws. But although reprisal restrictions are neither new nor unique to Ontario, the new rules that took effect on April 1, 2012, are a concern for Ontario employers because they may lead to more reprisal claims.

Guidance and Insight

Project Manager Gets 3 ½ Years’ Jail for Ontario Scaffold Collapse Tragedy

A project manager was just sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for criminal negligence convictions related to a fatal scaffold collapse. Read about the court's reasoning for this sentence.

Video: Mobile Equipment in Underground Mines

In this video from the Ontario MOL, an inspector visits an underground mine to talk about safety practices around mobile equipment.

WORKBOOK: Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps

This training workbook from Ontario's MOL is designed to teach supervisors what the OHS laws expect from them.

Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training in 4 Steps–Worker Guide

This guide from Ontario's MOL explains workers' rights and responsibilities, and what the OHS Act expects from them, their employer and their supervisors.

Worker Health & Safety Awareness Training in 4 Steps–Employer Guide

This guide from Ontario's MOL gives employers an overview of the health and safety awareness training they must provide for workers.

Tools

Heights Training Checklist

Ontario Working at Heights Training Checklist

The new working at heights training is different from the fall protection training required by Sec. 26.2(1) of the Ontario Construction Projects Regulations.

Poster: Health & Safety at Work–Prevention Starts Here

Ontario employers are required to post this free poster from the MOL in their workplaces.

OHS Rights & Responsibilities Poster – ON

BENEFITS One of the “gaps” in the current OHS system: “Many workers have little to no understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or...