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.
Workers can be exposed to a number of hazards when machines are not properly guarded or locked out during maintenance, repair and other activities in industrial sector workplaces. These hazards can result in serious injuries such as amputation of limbs or death.
Hazards can include:
In 2013, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board received a number of claims from workers who missed time at work due to injuries. These included:
Also, in 2013, the Ministry of Labour issued 16,088 orders to employers under the Regulations for Industrial Establishments. Of those orders, about
Some of their responsibilities may include:
Call 1-877-202-0008 for more information. Call anytime to report critical injuries, fatalities or work refusals. For general inquiries, call between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Always call 911 in an emergency.
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.