Effective October 1, 2012, Ontario Ministry of Labour OHSA health and safety inspectors require Ontario employers to post the new workplace poster called “Health & Safety at Work - Prevention Starts Here”.
The poster has been available from the Ministry of Labour since June. You can download the poster in PDF format from: www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/posterinfo.php or you can acquire hard copies for free through ServiceOntario Publications. Available in 17 languages in pdf format, it can be printed on 8.5” x 11” or 11’ x 17” paper.
Under the OHSA, employers are required to post the OHSA Act and any explanatory material prepared by the Ministry, which includes this poster. The new poster summarizes workers’ health and safety rights and responsibilities and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors. It also reminds employers that they must not take action against workers for following the Act or for raising workplace health and safety concerns. The poster encourages workers to get involved in health and safety and explains when and why to contact the Ministry of Labour.
Steve Jones – Business Leadership Corp.
“When it comes to safety, everyone has the chance to lead”