The Employer's Health and Safety Manual - Ontario Edition, 2nd Edition

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Todays numerous occupational health and safety regulations require a compliance strategy. Protect your personal and corporate interests, minimize labour conflicts and maintain high employee morale and productivity by knowing and following health and safety laws. This manual has the complete text of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, plus vital information on meeting OH&S responsibilities and obligations. Checklists and sample forms for supervisors and front-line managers are provided for use in inspections, order appeals, safety-related work refusals and workplace accidents. The easy-to-understand style and accessible format will help your company determine duties and liabilities of employers, officers and directors, supervisors, employees and other parties cope with inspections and investigations and minimize the shut-down risk recognize areas in which you could be penalized or prosecuted understand WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) compliance for employers and suppliers set up an effective accident reporting system ensure due diligence in your workplace. Table of Contents 1 The Administration of Health and Safety in Ontario 2 The Government Administrative Structure 3 Duties and Potential Liabilities of Workplace Parties 4 Inspections, Investigations and Orders By the Ministry of Labour 5 Appealing an Order Under the Act 6 Enforcement of Health and Safety by Prosecution 7 The Legal Concept of Due Diligence 8 Establishing Proper Health and Safety Programs and Procedures Due Diligence: Contracting for Services and Projects 9 Workplace Accidents: Reporting, Investigating and Dealing with Ministry of Labour Officials 10 Protecting Officers and Directors from Liability 11 Joint Health and Safety Committees and Health and Safety Representatives 12 Certified Members and the Stop-Work Power 13 Refusal to Work and Safety Grounds 14 Reprisal Complaints 15 Hazardous Substances in the Workplace 16 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 17 Appendices.

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