Is your business in compliance?
Are you aware that your business is legally required to take these steps in the workplace?
Occupational Health and Safety
- Post the “Health and Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here” poster in your workplace
- Post the “Occupational Health and Safety” booklet (green book) in your workplace
- Develop and post a “Harassment Policy and program” in your workplace
- Develop and post a “Violence Policy and program” in your work place
- Develop and post a “Health and Safety Policy and program” (Employers with 6+ employees)
- Train workers and supervisors in basic Health and Safety awareness (mandatory as of July 1, 2014)
- Elect a Health and Safety Representative (less than 20 employees) or a Joint Committee (20+ employees)
- Distribute a paper or electronic copy of the “Employment Standards in Ontario” poster to each of your employees.
- Recommendation: Develop a system for tracking all leaves, including government-mandated Leave days
Work Safety Insurance Board
- Post the WSIB’s “In Case of Injury at Work” poster in your workplace
- Keep a “First Aid Kit” fully stocked in your workplace and have at least one First Aid Certified worker at all times
- Develop an Accessibility Policy (Sample policy template - page 6)
- Train your employees using the Access Forward modules on Customer Service Standard, General Requirements, and Ontario Human: Working Together.
- Further training is required for your employees if your business provides the following services: Information and Communication, Transportation and Design of Public Spaces.
- If you or a staff enforce regulations or does human resource related work, the following training is required: Employment Standards Module and read Make Your Employment Practice Accessible post.
- Ensure you keep a record of your employees training by using the sample certificate (check off relevant training completed) or the confirmation of training document, and if you had a group training, use the record keeping document.
- Ensure you have accessible emergency information for staff by reading the guide and using the template
- Understand how to provide an accessible emergency information to the public, as well as setting a procedure to receive feedback regarding your accessibility process.
- You must also provide a staff emergency information when you have an employee with a disability.
- For 20+ employees you must file a Compliance Report.
No Smoking, No Vaping Signs
No Smoking, No Vaping signs are required at each entrance, exit, and outside of every washroom. You can order the signs from your local public health unit or print them.