This tool is designed to help employees and employers in Ontario understand some of their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets certain minimum standards of the ESA.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have a Health and Safety Representative(HSR). The Ministry of Labour has developed one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives in small businesses.
Two special advisors have been appointed to conduct a review of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”).
What you need to know about Ontario's accessibility laws.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) implemented new
Operational Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes, setting strict guidelines for the use of medical cannabis as treatment for work-related illness or injury.
US study on falls in the construction industry similar findings to Canada
CFBA Conference Guest Speaker Paul Radkowski, CEO and clinical director of the Life Recovery Program, provided some tips for dealing with mental health and addiction issues in the workplace during a presentation at the Ontario General Contractors 11th Symposium.
Members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association were told if they don’t already have a drug and alcohol policy to deal with impairment in the workplace, they need one now.
COCA's press release on the Government's announcement
IHSA Safety Talk: Responsibilities.
IHSA.ca Magazine, Volume 18, Issue 1.
Order the IHSA Struck-by Kit.
New guardrails poster now available.
Small business toolkit: Start your health and safety program in 3 steps.
Cannabis or “marijuana” laws are changing in Canada. It will now be legal for people age 19 or older in Ontario to buy, possess, use and grow recreational cannabis. Provincial laws generally permit cannabis use wherever laws permit tobacco use. Cannabis use for a medical purpose (medical cannabis) continues to be legal.
Cutting red tape in order to help create and protect jobs.
WSIB premium rate savings to help employers boost economy.
Cannabis legalization and workplace safety.
Small business toolkit; providing small business owners with step-by-step instruction on how to help ensure a healthy and safe workplace.
Safe At Work Ontario consultation paper.
Symposium of occupational health and disease prevention.
Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario.
The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR. To be effective in carrying out their duties, HSRs should have broad, basic occupational health and safety knowledge and be aware of their specific role in the workplace. To support voluntary HSR training, the Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety partners, has created a number of training resources