Beginning October 1, 2012, employers must display a new workplace poster “Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here”. It is available from the Ministry of Labour website in English, French and 15 other languages.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to post in the workplace a copy of the act and any explanatory material — such as this poster — prepared by the Ministry outlining the rights, responsibilities and duties of workers.

Posters can be printed in black-and-white or in colour and must be displayed “letter” size (8.5 x 11 inches) or larger. Free printed copies (English and French only) are available from ServiceOntario Publications.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Farkouh at [email protected] or (416) 922-6678, ext. 319.