"The Green Book" - Pocket Ontario OH&S Act and Regulations
The “Green Book” contains the complete and current Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
This handy and portable book is suitable for carrying with you or posting on bulletin boards and can help employers meet their obligation to post a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) in the workplace. Also known as the “Green Book,” it contains the complete and current Ontario OHSA and regulations and includes drilled holes for easy posting.
This publication also features a comprehensive index with page references, a detailed Table of Contents and a list of OH&S information resources. This makes it ideal for quick and precise referencing when and where you need it. It is ideal for use in all organizations in Ontario governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Highlighted sections separating the OH&S Act and each major regulation with multiple indices for the Act and each major regulation for ease of use and suitable for training purposes.
- The 2022 Edition of the Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations reflects all amendments gazetted up to March 5th, 2022.
- Authored, designed, and printed in Ontario.
- Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Industrial Establishments
- Construction Projects
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information System
- Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents
- Confined Spaces
- Healthcare and Residential Facilities
- Other Regulations
Legislative and Regulatory Changes included in the 2022 Edition:
Changes to the training standards as of Summer 2021
- On June 30, 2021, the Chief Prevention Officer amended the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification Training Program and Training Provider Standards to include the option for distance learning.
- The Chief Prevention Officer has revoked the JHSC Certification Distance Learning Standard that was announced on June 1, 2020. As of June 30, 2021, requirements for JHSC distance learning are included in the JHSC Training Program and Training Provider Standards.
Consolidation of Notices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- A new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) came into effect on July 1, 2021. Ontario Regulation 420 / 21 – Notices and Reports under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act – Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents incorporates the critical injury definition and streamlines reporting requirements into a single regulation that applies to all workplaces covered under the OHSA.
Industrial Establishments Regulation Amendments
- The Industrial Establishments regulation (Regulation 851) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act has been amended to streamline and clarify pre-start health and safety review requirements while maintaining existing worker health and safety protections. The changes will come into effect on January 1, 2022.
- Section 7 of Regulation 851 requires that a pre-start health and safety review be carried out in factories on certain machinery, protective elements, structures, and processes that can pose a serious hazard to worker health and safety, before they are operated for the first time or before modifications are made.