Ontario Legislation Occupational Health And Safety Act and Regulations

Actual/Proposed Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Below you will find a timeline of changes to the OH&S Act and its Regulations. We will keep this timeline current as more amendments are made available to us.

  • May 2014OH&S Act, Section 9

    The Ministry of Labour released the 2014 JHSC Certification Training Standard and the 2014 JHSC Certification Training Provider Standard.
    It is anticipated that these new standards will come into effect in late 2015...MORE INFO

  • October 28, 2014OH&S Act and Associated Regulations

    The Ministry of Labour is proposing to extend noise protection requirements to all Ontario workplaces under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that are not currently covered by noise requirements in the industrial, mining and oil and gas-offshore sector regulations...MORE INFO

  • October 28, 2014OH&S Act
    O.Reg. 213/91 and Reg. 833

    The Ministry of Labour is proposing to improve health and safety protections for Ontario construction workers under the OH&S Act...MORE INFO

  • October 31, 2014OH&S Act and WHMIS Regulation (Reg. 860)

    The Ministry of Labour is proposing changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the WHMIS Regulation...MORE INFO

  • November 20, 2014OH&S Act, Section 1(1)

    Expanded definition of "worker" to ensure protection under the OH&S Act extends to unpaid workers (e.g. students, interns, volunteers)...MORE INFO

  • December 5, 2014OH&S Act
    O.Reg. 213/91 and O.Reg. 297/13

    Amendments to the new Working at Heights Training Standard became mandatory as of April 1, 2015...MORE INFO

  • December 16, 2014OH&S Act and Mines and Mining Plans (Reg. 854)

    The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act...MORE INFO

  • December 16, 2014Control of Exposure to Biological and Chemical Agents Regulation (Reg. 833)

    Reg. 833 was amended on Dec. 16, 2014 to update Occupational Exposure Limits (Table 1), based on 2013 and 2014 consultation proposals...MORE INFO