OHS enforces provincial legislation through
inspections, investigations, education of
legislative requirements, and enhanced
enforcement measures. OHS officers play an important role in
monitoring for compliance. This publication explains officers' role and duties.
It is quite common for more than one employer to be working at a work site. Each of these employers may be directing the activities of one or more other employers. With so many people at the work site, each responsible for occupational health and safety, it makes sense to have a single party responsible.
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***
The purpose of this publication is to explain the requirements of Part 28 of the OHS Code, in plain, easy-to-understand language. Each of the "rules" of the OHS Code is presented, followed by information that helps clarify the intent or application of the requirement.