October 1 Deadline to Display New Health and Safety Poster
Date: September 28, 2012
Ontario employers must find room on their bulletin boards by October 1, 2012 to display a new Ministry of Labour poster entitled “Health and Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here.” The poster was developed in response to a recommendation of the Expert Advisory Panel to review Ontario’s occupational health and safety system and summarizes key rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is available free of charge in 17 different languages on the Ministry of Labour website.
Ontario employers are also required to post the following in the workplace:
- A copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- “What You Should Know About the Employment Standards Act,” version 4.0. This poster sets out detailed information on several provisions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 such as minimum wages, statutory leaves of absence, and public holidays.
- “In Case of Injury – 1234“. This poster outlines the four basic steps that workers and employers should take in the event of an injury at work. This poster is required under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 and available on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board website.
Hard copies of these documents may also be ordered online at ServiceOntario Publications.