Posters sold by private companies DO NOT COMPLY with the requirements of these acts.
If you have been contacted by a private company selling occupational health and safety posters, call 1-877-202-0008; employment standards related posters, call 1-800-531-5551.
The Ontario government is committed to protecting workers' rights, and their health and safety in the workplace. To ensure that workers are aware of their rights, employers are required, by law, to post certain documents.
The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA) apply to most workplaces in Ontario. Learn more about what workplaces are not covered:
Posters sold by private companies DO NOT COMPLY with the requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) or the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) or the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA).
Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), employers are required to display the most recent version of the Minister of Labour's poster,"Employment Standards in Ontario", in at least one conspicuous location in the workplace. Employers are also required to provide each of their employees with a copy of the poster.
The poster outlines employees' rights and employers' responsibilities at work. For more information and to download free copies of the poster visit Ontario.ca/ESAposter.
Hardcopies can be ordered through ServiceOntario Publications for the cost of shipping and handling.
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Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), all provincially regulated workplaces must display this poster. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers on the job and provides a Ministry of Labour telephone number (1-877-202-0008) to report critical injuries, fatalities and work refusals and to obtain information about workplace health and safety information.
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), employers are required to post a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in their workplaces.
The OHSA also requires employers to prepare and review, at least once a year, a written occupational health and safety policy, and to develop and maintain a program to implement that policy. The policy must be posted in the workplace.
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The OHSA also requires employers to prepare and review, at least once a year, workplace violence and workplace harassment policies, and to develop and maintain programs to implement those policies. These policies must be in writing and posted in the workplace except for workplaces with five or fewer regularly employed workers, unless ordered by an inspector.
The MOL's guideline entitled Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law includes examples of workplace violence and workplace harassment policies.
Learn more about workplace violence and workplace harassment by visiting our topic page.
In workplaces where the employer is required to establish a joint health and safety committee, the employer must also post the names and work locations of the committee members in a conspicuous place.
Under a regulation of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA), employers are required to prominently display the "In Case of Injury" Poster (Form 82) in their workplace.
This poster is provided free of charge to employers directly by the WSIB. Employers can get the poster online or by calling the WSIB at 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750.
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