OHSA Act and Regulations (Green Book)

Pocket Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Green Book)

The "Green Book" contains the complete and current Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations (OH&S).

This handy and portable book is suitable for carrying with you or posting on bulletin boards and can help employers meet their obligation to post a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) in the workplace. Also known as the “Green Book,” it contains the complete and current Ontario OHSA and regulations and includes drilled holes for easy posting.
This publication also features a comprehensive index with page references, a detailed Table of Contents and a list of OH&S information resources. This makes it ideal for quick and precise referencing when and where you need it. It is ideal for use in all organizations in Ontario governed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The 2022 Edition reflects all legislative amendments gazetted up to January 8, 2022.


Legislative and Regulatory Changes

  • A Regulatory Update on the latest OH&S compliance news and regulatory changes.
  • Full discussion of new regulation O. Reg. 420/21, Notices and Reports Under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act.

Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Innessess and Other Incidents, which came into force in mid-2021.

  • Review of amendments to O. Reg. 851, Industrial Establishments Regulation.
  • Review of Alternative Working at Heights Training (in force since January 2021).
  • Review of proposed regulatory changes for 2022, including mining, tower cranes, NOP requirements for construction projects, harmonization of head protection requirements, consultation on OELs, and modernization of First Aid Regulations.
  • Update on amendments to the OHSA in late 2021, including terminology, related to engineers and a new requirement (with some exceptions) for workplace owners to provide access to a washroom to persons making deliveries to or from the workplace.
  • Update on a new requirement (via Bill 27, Working for Workers Act 2021) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 for employers with 25 or more employees to have a policy (by mid-2022) on the right to disconnect from work.
  • Inclusion of the Occupational Safety and Health Day Act, 2021, which came into force in April 2021.
  • Select case summaries of OH&S prosecutions in 2021, including fines as high as $325,000.
  • Discussion of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workplaces in relation to OH&S.
  • Review of MLTSD tools to help businessess developa COVID-related workplace safety plan.
  • An update on the increased number of OH&S inspectors, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Updates on changes to the JHSC Training Standards in mid-2021, allowing for distance learning. 

The Commentary has been updated and enhanced for the 2022 Edition, including a revised Regulatory Update and Compliance Section, OH&S Workplace Inspection Initiatives and Reports, Ticketable Offences and Set Fines, Accident/Incident Reporting, Effective Workplace Inspections, Emergency Procedures, Posting Requirements, Due Diligence Checklist, OH&S Organizations and Resources. The Index and the Table of Contents have been updated and revised.

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