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  • Duties of an Employer under OHSA

     Shraddha updated 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Jonathon

    Member
    May 17, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    What duties does OHSA place on an Employer?

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  • Shraddha

    Moderator
    May 17, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Jonathon,

    OHSA section 25 assigns the following general and specific duties to employers.

    · Take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of workers.

    · Ensure that equipment, materials and protective equipment are maintained in good condition.

    · Provide information, instruction, and supervision to protect worker health and safety; and

    · Co-operate with the Joint Health and Safety Committee.

    Some of the specific duties require an employer to:

    · Comply with all regulations made under OHSA;

    · Develop and implement an occupational health and safety program and policy;

    · Post a copy of OHSA in the workplace; and any explanatory material prepared by the Ministry of Labour in the workplace; and

    · Provide health and safety reports to the JHSC.


    OHSA Section 26 details a number of other areas where additional duties for an employer may be prescribed.

    For more information refer to :https://www.ontario.ca/document/guide-occupational-health-and-safety-act/part-iii-duties-employers-and-other-persons

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