The Ministry of Labour has published a new version of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) Poster


The earlier version should be removed from the workplace and replaced with version 6.0. 
What could happen if version 5.0 is not replaced by the new version?

An employer who is required to post the poster and who fails to post version 6.0 on or after May 1, 2015 would be in violation of the Act.

This could result in an employment standards officer taking enforcement action.

The Ministry of Labour Employment Standards in Ontario poster is free and attached here to print.

How do I print the poster?

This poster must be printed out on legal-size (8 ½” X 14″) paper. It can be printed in colour or black and white.

  • Click and open the file below titled Employment Standards Poster Version 6.0.
  • Select Print from the toolbar on your computer.
  • A print window will open.
  • Click on Properties or Advanced Options and select the paper size as “Legal”, 8 ½” X 14″.
  • Click OK.

CPO statement nov 27 – eng

Statement from the Chief Prevention Officer

This week, four workers were killed in separate incidents while at work. The lives of many families have been shattered. Colleagues and communities now have to deal with irreparable losses.

These are pointless and senseless workplace fatalities. It’s the law to keep all workers safe in the Province of Ontario. Through this statement I’m calling on the workplace parties to take on this serious responsibility to keep all workers safe. Ministry of Labour inspectors will aggressively be using a zero-tolerance approach to reckless violations and hazards.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations are the law. Everyone in the workplace – senior executives, owners/operators, directors, managers, supervisors, workers – is expected to obey the act and its regulations. It’s the law. There are no excuses. There will be consequences.

All of us have a responsibility for workforce safety.Preventing injuries and fatalities has to be top of mind every workday. Not one of us wants to be part of that next statistic. All of us must take ownership of our responsibilities on the job. You cannot say: “It’s not my problem, it’s not part of my job.” Health and safety is your job. It is a part of everybody’s job.