Recent Safety Regulation Updates

It's important to stay current with workplace safety regulations in Ontario, to make sure your team stays safe, and that your business is fully in compliance. Check in regularly for updates!


Harassment Complaints: Get Ready for Changes to the OHSA

Harassment Complaints: Get Ready for Changes to the OHSA

Posted Aug 10th, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

Your spidey senses should be tingling because some kind of investigation should be taking place soon. If not, consider what happened when an employee at CBC complained about Jian Ghomeshi and it was ignored...

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WHMIS Update – How It Affects Your Business

WHMIS Update – How It Affects Your Business

Posted Aug 9th, 2016 in Regulation Updates

The Ontario government has amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the WHMIS Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 860). Learn how it affects you.

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Bill 132 (Sexual Violence And Harassment Action Plan Act): New Employer Obligations

Bill 132 (Sexual Violence And Harassment Action Plan Act): New Employer Obligations

Posted Jul 14th, 2016 in Regulation Updates

Bill 132 comes into force in September, which is now less than two months away. This amendment to the Occupational Health & Safety Act expands upon Bill 168. See how it affects your business.

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OH NO! THE MOL INSPECTOR JUST ARRIVED!

OH NO! THE MOL INSPECTOR JUST ARRIVED!

Posted Jun 23rd, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

Besides random or regular inspections, workplace accidents will prompt inspections. Inspectors generally have broad powers to enter a workplace, operate or test machinery, interview employees and review records.

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Bill 132 - Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act

Bill 132 - Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act

Posted May 10th, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

“Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015” has now been passed into law in Ontario and will be in force September 8, 2016.

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After Recent Deaths, the Ministry of Labour Inspectors Adopt Zero-Tolerance Approach

After Recent Deaths, the Ministry of Labour Inspectors Adopt Zero-Tolerance Approach

Posted Mar 25th, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

In November 2015, four workers were killed in separate incidents while at work in Ontario. George Gritziotis, the province's chief prevention officer, issued a statement on these tragedies...

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Scaffolding's "Dirty Little Secret" - Part 1

Posted Mar 2nd, 2016 in Regulation Updates, Tips & News

We have a HEAVY DUTY problem in the North American scaffolding industry. The issue is: scaffold load calculations and duty ratings. It sounds simple enough. Surely, no one would ever build or use a scaffold without knowing what it’s rated for – right? Wrong! Sadly, it happens every day.

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