Government of Ontario – Ministry of Labour – Occupational Health and Safety.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace. Its main purpose is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job. The Act
establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards, and it provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily. The guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act
explains what every worker, supervisor, employer, constructor and workplace owner needs to know about the Act
. Almost every workplace in Ontario is covered by the Act and regulations. Chapter 3, Who is Covered by the Act?
lists work and workplaces not covered. The Ministry works closely with its agencies, safe workplace associations (SWA
s), worker training centres and clinics, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. For more information about these organizations and other sources of health and safety information, see our list of occupational health and safety resources