New Legislative Requirement for Ontario Workplaces

Jun 04, 2012

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a "Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here" poster that must be displayed in all workplaces effective immediately.  The poster is available in six different languages and is available for download on the MOL website.  Hard copies can be requested. 

Ministry of Labour inspectors will begin enforcing this requirement as of October 1, 2012.

The poster summarizes:
  • ways to improve health and safety
  • worker rights
  • worker responsibilties - including not taking action against workers for following the law and raising health and safety concerns
  • employer responsibilities
  • supervisor responsibilities