Pocket Ontario OH&S

The classic Ontario occupational health and safety act and regulations resource in the format you prefer

Also known as the Green Book, the Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations has become the go-to OH&S resource for Ontario companies in the industrial, manufacturing, mining, health care, and construction sectors.

You get fast, convenient access to the complete current OH&S Act and regulations and a list of OH&S information resources.

Also Available in a Larger Size & Font, Tabbed Edition

  • A 6 x 9 format and larger font
  • Large colour tabs separating the OH&S Act and each major regulation
  • Multiple indices for the Act and each major regulation including page number and section number

Tabbed Sections:

  1. Occupational Health & Safety Act
  2. Confined Spaces
  3. Construction Projects
  4. Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents
  5. Designated Substances
  6. First Aid Requirements
  7. Health Care & Residential Facilities
  8. Industrial Establishments
  9. Mining & Mining Plants Regulation
  10. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  11. Other (includes all other regulations)
  12. Resource Listings

New This Year

Legislative Changes:

  • Fines and Penalties – Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures) 2017, quadrupled the maximum fines that may be imposed for an offence under the Act from $25,000 to $100,000 for an individual, and tripled the fines from $500,000 to $1,500,000 for a corporation, in force December 14, 2017.
  • Limitation Periods – Bill 177, the legislation amended the limitation period for bringing a prosecution under the Act or regulations from one year from the date of the alleged offence to one year from the later of the last act or default upon which the prosecution is based, or the date an inspector becomes aware of the alleged offence, in force December 14, 2017.
  • Reportable Incident for Structural Inadequacies – Bill 177 also added a new reportable incident for structural inadequacies of a building, structure, or any other part of a workplace as a source of danger or hazard to workers, in force December 14, 2017.
  • Working at Heights Training – the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training Regulation, O. Reg. 297/13, was amended with respect to employer requirements relating to working at heights training for workers on construction sites who are required to use a fall protection system, in force October 1, 2017.
  • Critical Injury Definition – the Critical Injury – Defined Regulation, R.R.O. Reg. 834, was amended to clarify the definition of “critical injury,” in force January 16, 2017.
  • Footwear with Elevated Heels – Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act to prohibit employers from requiring a worker to wear footwear with an elevated heel unless such footwear is required to perform the work safely (does not apply to performers in the entertainment or advertising industries), in force November 27, 2017.
  • Mines and Mining Plants – O.Reg. 167/16, amending R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 854, with respect to risk assessments, underground mining occurrences, water and drainage, and written traffic management programs, in force January 1, 2017.
  • Industrial Establishments – O.Reg. 289/17, amending R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851, with respect to oxygen content of air, in force January 1, 2018.
  • Designated Substances – O.Reg. 288/17, amending O.Reg. 490/09, with respect to Isocyanates, organic compounds, in force January 1, 2018.
  • Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents – O.Reg. 287/17, amending R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 833, with respect to chemical substances, physical agents and biological exposure indices, in force January 1, 2018.
  • Construction Projects – O.Reg. 142/17, amending O. Reg. 213/91 with respect to toilet, urinal and cleanup facilities, suspended work platforms and miscellaneous provisions, in force May 19, 2017; O.Reg. 471/16, amending O. Reg. 213/91 with respect to suspended work platform systems and boatswain’s chairs, in force January 1, 2017; O.Reg. 242/16, amending O. Reg. 213/91 with respect to suspended work platforms, in force January 1, 2017.
  • The Accident Prevention, Investigation and Reporting section, the list of OH&S Resources, the Index and the Table of Contents have all been updated and revised.

Now available as an eBook on Proview

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 editions are available as an eBook on the Thomson Reuters ProView™ platform.

Ideal Companions

These new quick reference guides are the ideal companions to your OH&S Act. They provide practical guidance on compliance with the duties imposed by OH&S legislation.

Pocket Ontario OHS Guide to Duties and Rights Pocket Ontario OHS Guide to Hazard Management Pocket Ontario OHS Guide to Hazard Management

Custom Covers Available (bulk orders only)

Show your commitment to the health and safety of your employees  or association members with a custom printed and designed cover and/or corporate logo on any of our titles.

For more information, contact Lisa Ziegler, National Sales Manager, Print Legal and Tax & Accounting, Canada at 1-800-342-6288 ext. 4726 or 514-840-4726 or email: lisa.ziegler@thomsonreuters.com

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