Pocket Ontario OH&S Act & Regulations: 2023 Consolidated Ed.


The Pocket Ontario OH&S Act and Regulations includes the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, plus all applicable regulations. With a small pocket format and drilled holes, this book is suitable for posting purposes under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and to meet your reference and training needs.

The 2023 Edition of the Pocket Ontario OH&S Act and Regulations – Consolidated Edition reflects all legislative amendments gazetted up to January 21, 2023.


Legislative and Regulatory Changes:

  • Updates to penalty provisions under the OHSA:
    • as of July 1, 2022, the maximum fine for directors or officers of corporations is $1,500,000;
    • the maximum fine is $500,000 for all other individuals;
    • a list of aggravating factors that courts will consider is included;
    • the limitation period for commencing a prosecution is increased from one year to two years.
  • Naloxone kits are required in specific high-risk workplaces.
  • New requirements for Disconnecting from Work policies.
  • JHSC Training Standards – Five-Year Review.
  • Amendments to the Industrial Establishments Regulation, plus Guidelines.

The Regulatory Update Also Includes the following:

  • A review of proposed regulatory changes under consideration, including mining, tower cranes, NOP requirements for construction projects, head protection requirements, consultation on OELs, and modernization of First Aid Regulations.
  • A review of significant legislative changes, including O. Reg. 420/21.
  • Select case summaries of OH&S prosecutions in 2022, including fines as high as $300,000.
  • Discussion of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Review of Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development (MOL) tools to help businesses develop a Workplace Safety Plan.
  • A review of work refusals.

The commentary has been reviewed, updated, and enhanced for the 2023 Edition, including a revised Regulatory Update and Compliance section, OH&S Workplace Inspection Initiatives and Reports, Ticketable Offences, and Fines, Accident/Incident Investigation and Reporting, Effective Workplace Inspections, Emergency Procedures, Posting Requirements, Due Diligence Checklist, and OH&S Organizations and Resources. The Index and Table of Contents have been updated and revised.


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