Posting the OHSA and Regulations is a legislated requirement
Ontario workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (the Act) are required to have an up-to-date copy of the Act and applicable regulations posted in the workplace. It’s one of many mandatory pieces of information employers are required to post. Posting requirements are in place to ensure all workers are informed, know their rights, and can stay safe in the workplace.
Throughout the year, safer processes are discovered, new information becomes available, and amendments to the Act are made to ensure workplace health and safety is up to date. These changes are captured in OSG’s annual publication of the Act entitled The Green Book.
Posting the latest Green Book allows you to meet the posting requirement
Purchasing and posting the latest edition of The Green Book is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to comply with the legislated posting requirement. If you only have an older version of the Act or The Green Book posted, your organization risks non-compliance with this requirement. You also risk having workers who are uninformed because they did not have access to information designed to help protect them.
An investment in your health and safety program
If your organization is committed to maintaining an effective health and safety program, complying with all applicable legislation, including posting requirements, is important. An effective health and safety program can help reduce workplace injuries, lost-time, and increase productivity.
According to the Ministry of Labour:
- More than 250,000 people are injured in Ontario workplaces each year
- The direct cost of WSIB premiums for a new lost-time injury (LTI) is $21,300
- Indirect costs of each LTI, including re-hiring, re-training, and lost productivity is $85,200
Stay compliant with posting requirements and ensure you give your workers access to information, so they know their rights – Pre-Order your 2019 Green Book today!