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Occupational Health and Safety

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to maintain a safe workplace, provide the necessary training (including First Aid training), safety equipment and clothing, appoint competent supervisors, and develop a health and safety policy.  

Depending on the size of the organization, the Act may require a Health and Safety Representative, or a Joint Health and Safety Committee.

Copies of the Act and a safety poster must be displayed in the workplace.

Workers have the right to be involved in ensuring a safe workplace, and they have the right to refuse unsafe work. 


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