Occupational Health & Safety

Are You Protected — Condo Board Members

The Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) aims to protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job. It sets out duties for all workplace parties and rights for workers. It establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily. 

Every officer and director of a corporation must take all reasonable care to ensure that the corporation complies with the Act and regulations as well as with any orders and requirements of Ministry of Labour inspectors, Directors and the Minister [section 32].

The goals and objectives stems from the premise of Recognize, Assess, Control and Evaluate.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

The AODA was created with the intent to make Ontario a more accessible place to live and work, by clearly identifying, removing and preventing barriers for persons with disabilities. Making Ontario more accessible for people with disabilities creates a win-win situation for both businesses and customers. 

Through this piece of legislation, five standards have been developed which place mandatory requirements on private and public sector businesses with at least one employee in Ontario. These standards are: Customer Service; Information and Communication; Employment, Transportation; and Built Environment.