Workplace mandatory posting and training requirements

Do you know your legal obligations to your employees?

To ensure that workers are aware of their rights, the Ontario government requires employers to post the following three posters in the workplace:

1) Employment Standards-What you need to know (post and give a copy to each employee)

2) Health and Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here

3) Workplace Safety Insurance Board- In case of Injury poster

What your workplace needs:

Health and Safety

** As of Oct 1, 2015 there is:

For more information on the requirements see Workplace Safety Prevention Services' website.

WHIMIS Training

Do you store or handle hazardous chemicals? You need to provide WHMIS training for all workers, both basic understanding of workplace hazardous materials and workplace specific ones, and review the training program annually.

        • Note: you do not need to retrain your workers annually. You need to review the safety program annually and undertake retraining or further training if there have been significant changes in the workplace or products.

For a complete list of requirements together with helpful tools, see the Ministry of Labour's website for more details.


Develop policies, practices and procedures and provide employee training on providing goods and/or services to people with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).


We recommend that you develop a customer Privacy Policy in accordance with The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) To create a policy, please go to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner's website.


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