Sunday, June 13, 2010
Bill 168: Tips on How to Comply
I have been starting to field calls from clients regarding complying with Bill 168 and the new amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario). There are numerous resources out there to assist employers with complying. The Ministry of Labour has a great booklet with sample policies and information on duties of employers and how to comply at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pdf/wvps_toolbox.pdf. There are consulting companies that offer staff and management training and education programs and they will also assist in policy development. Employers can also check with their local Chamber of Commerce. Many Chambers are offering seminars for their members. You can take one of several online courses at http://www.iapa.ca/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?id=593 if you prefer web based education in the comfort of your office. Basically, there are numerous opportunities for learning about these new requirements and making sure your business complies. Staying on top of legislative changes that effect your workplace just makes good business sense.