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Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act: Quick Reference - 2017 Edition
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Simplifying compliance to the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations

The Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act: Quick Reference – 2017 Edition helps you make sense of the OH&S Act and Regulations - quickly and easily in “plain English”. Be prepared, make decisions with confidence and ensure your business complies with the sections of the OH&S Act and Regulations that are of importance to the success of your organization.

Comprised of two sections, part one of the Ontario OH&S Act: Quick Reference - 2017 Edition features more than 20 key compliance issues that are identified, defined, cross-referenced and accompanied by a legal compliance checklist. Part two contains the full text of the OH&S Act and key Regulations.


  • Updates to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), including the implementation of WHMIS 2015.
  • New information on the regulation respecting the Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents.
  • A new Noise regulation, which extends protection against noise exposure to workers in all workplaces covered by the Act.
  • Updates on the certification of Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members as a result of new standards established by the Chief Prevention Officer.
  • Recent amendments to the Act which enhance an employer’s duties with respect to workplace harassment, including sexual harassment.
  • Updates relating to new requirements on OH&S awareness training for workers and supervisors, working at heights training for construction workers, and amendments to the construction regulations for  rotary foundation drill rigs and use of suspended access equipment.
About the Author

Dilys Robertson is an Ontario-based occupational health and safety consultant and writer. She was the Principal Editor of Carswell's online safety information source - Safety Source® - from 2007 to 2012. She ran the Canadian National Work Injury Statistics Program for the AWCBC for ten years and was Editor of a newsletter for joint health and safety committees for almost 10 years. She has extensive experience in workplace health and safety legal compliance, safety training delivery and design (including computer-based training) and working with joint safety committees. She has developed computer-based training on accident investigation for the CSA and an electronic companion for the CSA standard on occupational health and safety management systems. Her work as an independent consultant in the field of workplace health and safety spans 25 years in both Manitoba and Ontario. Prior to that she worked in the United Kingdom where she was a member of the Industrial Tribunal Panel for England and Wales. She taught workplace health and safety programs at the University of Manitoba for 10 years and sits on several Canadian Standards Association Technical Committees. She is a prolific writer in the field of OH&S. Her publications include: ABCs of OH&S, Ontario (a Dictionary of Legal Compliance), JHS Committees: The Road to Excellence, Training Kit, OH&S Compliance Toolkit, the electronic Health & Safety Audit Toolkit and numerous articles, and she was a contributor to the most recent ILO Encyclopedia.