Ontario Ministry of Labour seeks input on new OHS awareness tools

Resources are available for comment until Feb. 17

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has revealed draft versions of a new poster and awareness tools available online for stakeholder comment.

The resources have been released for consultation and will be available until Feb. 17 for comment.

The tools are available at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/prevention/index.php.

They include draft copies of an employer guide to worker awareness training, a new workplace health and safety poster and a new worker awareness training workbook, the first of a suite of tools for worker awareness training.

“Please let us know what you think of the documents and how we might improve them,” said Ontario’s new chief prevention officer George Gritziotis in a letter to stakeholders. “I wish you and yours — and, indeed, all workers everywhere — a safe and happy holiday season.”

The purpose of the poster is to explain workplace parties' basic rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in an easy to understand language. Display of the poster at worksites may later become mandatory, after a period of notice, according to the ministry.

Those wishing to comment can write to [email protected] or fill out the questionnaire on the ministry’s web page.

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