Ontario Green Book - 2021 Edition

OH&S Act & Regulations Handbook


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Dimensions: 7" x 4.5"
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Updated to February 1, 2021.
Developed & Printed in Canada

"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 2021 Edition of the Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations reflects all amendments gazetted up to February 1, 2021.
  • Authored, designed, and printed in Ontario.

Tabbed Sections

  1. Occupational Health and Safety Act
  2. Industrial Establishments
  3. Construction Projects
  4. Workplace Hazardous Material Information System
  5. Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents
  6. Confined Spaces
  7. Healthcare and Residential Facilities
  8. Other Regulations

Legislative and Regulatory Changes included in the 2021 Edition:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation – as of January 1, 2021, amendments were made to O. Reg. 297/13 to recognize alternative fall protection training to boost labour mobility by recognizing training provided in Newfoundland and Labrador and expand an existing exemption for automotive manufacturers and assemblers to remove the need for duplicate training. An amendment was also made to the Regulation to extend the validity period (to four years, from three) of Workingat Heights Training. This change came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents – as of July 1, 2020, O. Reg. 833 was amended to reflect the adoption of new or revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) or listings for 36 chemical substances based on recommendations by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
  • Enabling the Lieutenant Governor in Council to Make Regulations – as of July 21, 2020, subsection 70(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act was added to allow rolling incorporation by reference and requiring compliance with a code or standard in paragraph 25 of subsection (2) and to adopt by reference any criteria or guide in relation to the exposure of a worker to any biological, chemical or physical agent or combination thereof in paragraph 26 of subsection (2) and clarifying that this includes the power to adopt a code, standard, criteria or guide as it may be amended from time to time.