Ontario’s health and safety laws impose substantial legal duties upon employers. To exercise due diligence employers must fulfill both general duty provisions as well as specific legal training requirements.
The Occupational Health & Safety Act requires the establishment of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) in most workplaces employing 20 or more workers. Under this law employers must provide special health and safety training to at least two designated members of the JHSC – one worker representative and one management representative.
To provide the best possible occupational health and safety information to the community in order to:
- Raise awareness
- Promote change
- Prevent workplace or environmental, illness, injury and disease