Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out minimum health and safety standards for workplaces in Ontario. It applies to workers, supervisors, employers and workplaces in Ontario. The Act protects workers from health and safety hazards on the job such as exposure and handling of biological and chemical agents, toxic substances, unsafe equipment, workplace violence etc. The law sets out both the responsibilities of the employer and the rights of the worker; remember you have the right to refuse or stop work if you feel your health and safety is in danger. If you are injured at work, you should first get proper medical attention.
For more information about health and safety in the workplace, contact the Ministry of Labour, at labour.gov.on.ca and if you require legal assistance, contact AAPC lawyers.