Complying with your legal responsibilities as detailed under
Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and the
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act is crucial. By completing
our confidential Legislative Compliance Questionnaire you’ll
find out what your key responsibilities are, how well you’re
doing, and where you need to focus your efforts to ensure
that you’re in compliance.
Questionnaire Reference Materials
This Legislative Compliance Questionnaire is based on key
requirements of Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety
Act (OHSA) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) and
The questionnaire does not cover all requirements of such
legislation. In addition, the questionnaire contains compliance
guidelines that may not reflect the interpretations of the
applicable regulatory agencies or the courts in cases of prosecution.
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
OH&S Act sets out minimum health and safety standards
for workplaces in Ontario. Employers are required by law to
post a copy of the Act in the workplace.
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Regulations are a detailed set of rules that explain how
the general provisions, specified in the Act, must be applied.
Regulations made under the OHSA that are cited within the
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
Critical First Steps Checklist
There are some critical first steps you need to take.
||Posted a copy of the Occupational Health
and Safety Act where workers can access it?
||Identified hazards in your workplace and told your workers
||Know what your responsibilities are to maintain a healthy
and safe workplace?
||Posted a copy of the In Case of Injury at Work poster?
the WSIB site to obtain the poster
||Knowledge of what your first aid requirements are?
||Developed and posted a copy of your health and safety
policy (employers with 6+ employees)?
||Trained your workers to work safely?
||Insist your workers use personal protective equipment
||Instructed your workers on what to do in case of an
||Inspected your workplace on a regular basis (employers
with 6+ employees)?
||Facilitated the election (from amongst your workforce)
of a health and safety representative (for firms with
6-19 employees and no designated substance)
||Formed a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) for
your workplace (employers with 20+ workers, or when you
have designated substance)?
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