Employment Standards Special Rule Tool

The Ministry of Labour’s fifth online employment standards tool delivers quick access to important compliance information about the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Are you in an industry or occupation that is covered by a special rule that accommodates the unique or specific conditions of your job or business? Or is your industry exempt from an ESA standard? This new tool will provide easy-to-access summaries to help you answer these questions.

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Commercial Diving Safety

Injuries sustained by commercial divers are usually fatal. A lack of operational and contingency planning is often the root cause of diving accidents. Learn how to protect commercial divers by identifying and addressing hazards, and ensuring emergency management measures and procedures are in place. Download and print our new fact sheet and poster.

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Safe At Work Ontario TODAY

The latest SAWO TODAY issue is hot off the press. Learn about the ministry’s latest workplace health and safety news and initiatives. This edition features stories and columns on the new Chief Prevention Officer, inspection blitzes, musculoskeletal disorders and more. Read it TODAY!

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Health and Community Care Resources

In the past few years, Ontario has seen a rise in the number of registered health care workplaces and workers. The ministry continues to help these workplaces – from hospitals to supported group living residences – comply with workplace health and safety requirements. Visit our new portal to access health and community care information and resources, all from one convenient location.

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The Bargaining Table and Beyond

Seats are filling fast for our November conference in London, which will focus on best practices in productive collective bargaining. Parties in collective bargaining are faced with resolving complex issues. Is your bargaining relationship strong enough to deal with the intricacies of the process? Register now – space is limited (our Toronto conference has sold out)!

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Seeking Your Feedback on Guides

As we continue to update our guides to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and to the Joint Health and Safety Committees and Representatives, we are seeking feedback on what improvements may help you. If you have any ideas, suggestions or general comments, please let us know!

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