• Issued: November 2007
  • Content last reviewed: May 2011

Disclaimer: This resource has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations. It is not legal advice. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations. For further information please see full disclaimer.

This Guide has been prepared to provide employers, constructors, owners, workers, health and safety representatives, members of joint health and safety committees, supervisors and occupational health personnel with guidance on the requirements of O. Reg. 278/05 and to increase the awareness of workplace parties of their duties under this Regulation.

The Guide does not prescribe how an employer must develop and implement specific components necessary for asbestos management programs in buildings; however, it answers common questions about the regulatory provisions. The Guide is not intended to replace the Regulation. In any case where the Guide may differ from the Regulation, the regulatory provisions prevail.

This Guide consists of an overview of the Regulation and a discussion of the provisions of the Regulation. The Guide has no legal effect. Reference should be made to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the Act) and O. Reg. 278/05 to ascertain the legal duties and rights of the workplace parties.

For further information on any aspect of this Regulation, contact the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Labour at the nearest ministry office.

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Disclaimer: This web resource has been prepared to assist the workplace parties in understanding some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the regulations. It is not intended to replace the OHSA or the regulations and reference should always be made to the official version of the legislation.

It is the responsibility of the workplace parties to ensure compliance with the legislation. This web resource does not constitute legal advice. If you require assistance with respect to the interpretation of the legislation and its potential application in specific circumstances, please contact your legal counsel.

While this web resource will also be available to Ministry of Labour inspectors, they will apply and enforce the OHSA and its regulations based on the facts as they may find them in the workplace. This web resource does not affect their enforcement discretion in any way.