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Request for Director review

This resource explains the process and application for a Director of Inspection review of an order or decision under section 70(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Role and duties of government occupational health and safety officers

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.

The role and duties of prime contractor

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.

Working Alone Requirements

*** 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.