Employers can now obtain a free new workplace poster “Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here” in English, French and 15 other languages.
Under the OHSA, employers are required to post the Act and any explanatory material prepared by the Ministry, which includes this poster. However, the Ministry wants to ensure that employers have sufficient time to become aware of the new requirement to post the poster.
The poster summarizes workers’ health and safety rights and responsibilities and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors. It also reminds employers that they must not take action against workers for following the act or for raising workplace health and safety concerns, and seeking enforcement of theOHSA. The poster encourages workers to get involved in health and safety and explains when and why to contact the Ministry of Labour.