Top Four Ministry Of Labour Deadlines You Need To Know About

OSG is dedicated to making sure you don’t have to break a sweat when Health & Safety deadlines approach and pass. Part of our service is providing important information and reminders about changes to Health & Safety legislation and the deadlines for those changes.

Upcoming Deadlines You Need to Know About!

1. Workplace Violence and Harassment – September 8, 2016

2. JHSC Part 2 – September 1, 2016

3. Working at Heights: Construction – April 1, 2017

4. WHMIS 2015 based on GHS – May 31, 2017

1. Workplace Violence and Harassment


September 8th, 2016
Bill 132 is in force, and that means you need to train your   employees and update your WVH policy and program to   include the new Bill 132 mandates as of September 8th, 2016.

Are you aware of what needs to change or how to meet the new legislative requirements? Take a look at OSG’s two **NEW** WVH courses. We will help you get prepared, and we can help you evaluate your existing program.

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2. Joint Health and Safety Committee Part 2


Deadline: September 1, 2016 (or 6 months from successful completion of JHSC Part 1) 
As of March 1st, 2016, the MOL requires that to become JHSC certified, JHSC Part 2 training must be completed within 6 months of successfully completing JHSC Part 1. For example, if you completed JHSC Part 1 on March 1st, your deadline to complete JHSC Part 2 is September 1, 2016.

What happens if I don’t take JHSC Part 2 training within the 6-month timeframe?

You will be required to complete an MOL-approved refresher course at an additional expense to your company. JHSC Part 2 must still be completed within 6 months of completing the refresher course. Take JHSC Part 2 today before the 6-month deadline passes!

When Do I Need To Complete JHSC Part 2?

If you completed
JHSC Part 1 in

March, 2016

April, 2016

May, 2016

June, 2016

July, 2016

You must complete
JHSC Part 2 by

September, 2016

October, 2016

November, 2016

December, 2016

January, 2016

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3. Working at Heights: Construction


Deadline: April 1, 2017
In April 2015, new requirements were set forth by the MOL with regards to Working at Heights: Construction training. The new legislation requires that those needing training complete a program that is approved by the MOL’s Chief Prevention Officer before they work at heights on any construction project!

Who does the training standard apply to?

The training standard applies to any workers who use travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets, and/or work belts or safety belts. The standard allowed two years for previously trained workers to get retrained under the new standard. The two-year window in which retraining can be completed closes April 2017. Get your MOL-approved Working at Heights training from OSG!

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4. WHMIS 2015 including the Globally
Harmonized System


Deadline: May 31, 2017 – or sooner if you receive chemicals with GHS pictograms
Currently, suppliers and/or manufacturers of WHMIS-controlled substances can use either the WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 system (which is based on GHS) to label chemicals. However, by December 1st, 2018, all suppliers and manufacturers must convert to the NEW WHMIS 2015 system (also known as WHMIS based on GHS, or simply GHS).

I have chemicals in my workplace with GHS pictograms on the label. What do I need to do to stay in compliance with the new legislation?

If you are receiving substances labeled under the new WHMIS based on GHS system, you cannot wait to get trained – you must do it now.

Is there a WHMIS transition period? 

Yes, the transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 will occur in three phases. We are currently in Phase 1 which began on February 11, 2015 and will end on May 31, 2017. During Phase 1,

As of June 1, 2017, chemical manufacturers and importers must sell hazardous products with labels and safety data sheets that comply with the new WHMIS 2015 requirements.

Click here to learn more about the WHMIS Transition Period.

Click here for WHMIS FAQ from Health Canada

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For many companies, completing training often requires taking workers off the line, which can slow production, or halt it completely – both of which can be costly. OSG recommends booking on-site training this summer when the plant is shut down, or when production is already slowed or stopped.

It’s okay if your workplace doesn’t shut or slow down; you can still cash in on the savings and keep your employees safe!

For a limited time only, OSG is offering a summer special of $200 off on-site training at your facility in July and August!

Let us come to your workplace to deliver engaging training sessions, and know that OSG is your partner in safety.

Call 800.815.9980 to book your On-site training!

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