A safe and balanced workplace workplace must be maintained
Workers must be safeguarded against injuries or illnesses
"In Case of Injury at Work" poster by WSIB must be displayed at all times
All necessary information must be given to employees
A health and safety representative must be present if there is between 5-20 workers
Workers have the right to deny any work deemed as dangerous
It guarantees knowledge regarding the hazards or conditions of the given workplace
It guarantees that workers are capable of being active in recommending topics regarding health and safety
The OHSA is an act that dictates the health, safety, regulations, policies and laws regarding the safety of a workplace and it's employees.
What are the Laws?
From the pie chart above, it is obvious that OHSA takes a large majory from the annual 2016-2017 report.
You can deny any work that is not safe!
WHAT IS IT'S
WHO IS COVERED?
The OHSA applies to every worker, employee, supervisor and workplace within Ontario
“The main purpose for the Act is to protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job. It sets out duties for all workplace parties and rights for workers. It establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily.” (Ministry of Labour & Occupational Health and Safety Branch, 2013).
WHO IS NOT COVERED?
Work that is conducted by the owner or a servant on a private residence are not protected. Workers under federal jurisdiction are also not protected, as they are under the Canada Labour Code.
An accident happens, from there you have to report it to your supervisor
Any accidents information should be given to a student advisor
Inform a student advisor about any incident where you are forced to take upon a task that endangers your well being
Threaten to fire or suspend you
Placing a penalty like changing your position, hours or wages
Encourage or stop you from filing a complaint
What to do if your doesn't abide by what is above
You file a complaint to the ORLB (Ontario Relations Labour Board).
You can gather your worker union to file a complaint as a whole, or you can get a Ministry Inspector to help you file the complaint.
Back in 2014, Seaworld in the US had faced complaints regarding Occupational Safety. This happened after an employee was killed while doing her job as a killer whale trainer. They found that SeaWorld was using inadequate practices to protect their employees on the job. There needed to be a safer environment.
AND UP TO 1 YEAR
Corporations can receive a fine up to $500,000
Supervisors can receive a fine for over $25,000
Penalties for not following OHSA
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