Workplace mandatory posting and training requirements

To ensure that workers are aware of their rights, employers are required, by law, to post certain documents. The Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act specify exact posting requirements.

Health and Safety

** as of Oct 1,2015 there is

1)  the new Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Training Program Standard;

 2) the new JHSC Certification Training Provider Standard and;

3) new training and other requirements for JHSC learners, which becomes mandatory as of March 2016.

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


      • The Ministry of Labour has a list of approved providers for Basic Certification Training.
      • Only if you store or handle hazardous chemicals carry out WHMIS training for all workers, both basic understanding of workplace hazardous materials and workplace specific ones, and review the training program annually. Note that you do not need to retrain your workers annually. You only need to undertake retraining or further training if there have been significant changes in the workplace.
      • Inspectors are asking for a health & safety plan. Closing the Loop: Setting Up a Health & Safety System in Your Small Business is a practical solution intended to guide small business owners through the requirements of a health and safety program.
      • For a complete listing of requirements together with helpful tools, see the Ministry of Labour's website for more details.



      • We recommend that you develop a customer Privacy Policy in accordance with The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) 


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