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.
Falls on construction projects continue to be the main cause of workplace injuries in Ontario. Framing and roofing operations are particularly vulnerable.
Employer obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) include:
An employer with six or more workers must also:
The OHSA sets out specific duties for workplace supervisors. A supervisor must:
Employers and supervisors must ensure that all of the provisions of the OHSA and prescribed regulations are complied with by all workplace parties.
When encountering framing and roofing operations at low-rise residential construction projects, ministry inspectors will inspect the specific hazards identified in this fact sheet, making certain that employers, supervisors and workers comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, especially the sections of the Construction Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) that apply to these hazards.
Call 1-877-202-0008 anytime to report workplace health and safety incidents or for general inquiries about health and safety at the workplace.
Safe workplaces mean productive workplaces
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.