On the Ministry of Labour website, you can now obtain a free new workplace poster "Health & Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here" in English, French and 15 other languages. We have attached a PDF version here for your easy reference and download.
Under the OHSA, employers are required to post the Act and any explanatory material prepared by the Ministry, which includes this poster. However, the Ministry wants to ensure that employers have sufficient time to become aware of the new requirement to post the poster. Inspectors will begin enforcing this requirement effective October 1, 2012.
The poster summarizes workers’ health and safety rights and responsibilities and the responsibilities of employers and supervisors. It also reminds employers that they must not take action against workers for following the act or for raising workplace health and safety concerns, and seeking enforcement of the OHSA. The poster encourages workers to get involved in health and safety and explains when and why to contact the Ministry of Labour. For more information, visit www.labour.gov.on.ca
To download the poster:
Simply click on the image to the right.
Once downloaded, you can print the poster in black and white, or in colour. The Ministry requires that the poster be posted in print size of at least 8.5 x 11 inches.
To print the poster:
Select Print from the toolbar on your computer.
A print window will open.
Click on Properties and select the paper size as "Letter", 8 ½" X 11" or "Tabloid", 11" X 17".
To view and print PDF files, you need to have Adobe® Reader® 7.0, or later, installed on your computer. You can download this free software from Adobe.
Important: Please note that it is the poster in PDF format that must be printed and posted in the workplace.