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.
Ontario's Workplace Violence and Harassment Bill makes workplace violence, non-Code harassment and domestic violence a health and safety hazard on the job to be dealt with and monitored according to established procedure.
Changes to the OHSA – effective June 15, 2010 – apply to all provincially regulated workplaces.
The HRLG had a meeting in December 2010 to highlight the responsibilities of the University under this Bill.