Category legislation Ontario

Did you know Ergonomics is Mandatory Under the General Duty Clause of the OHS Act?

A formal and effective Ergonomic Program when developed by the experts at OPC Inc. should include the following elements; 1. Written Policies about the Ergonomic Program 2. Tie in of the program with OH&S, Wellbeing and Operations 3. Basic Training for all employees about ergonomic principles 4. Formal Training for the OH&S Committee about Ergonomic […]

The AODA is the Law In Ontario PLUS it makes for an excellent business case!

Only 30% of employers in Ontario are compliant with the Customer Service Standard (CSS) of the AODA. As part of the CSS compliance, Optimal Performance developed an easy to use, effective elearning tool which takes approx 30 min for your employees to review, take quizzes and show learning has occurred. Certificates of completion are issued […]

Get Ready for CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700: Canada’s First National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Canadian Standards Association has just released its much anticipated new Workplace Mental Health & Safety Standard referred to as CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700.  This standard recommends the first National Standard on this topic and is applicable to all sizes and types of workplaces in Canada.  The document was just released November 7th 2012 and refers […]

Ontario Disabilities Act Creates Compliance Confusion – The Globe and Mail

Business whom we speak with are still not even aware of the CSS which was due January 2012. Reporting timelines have been changed but private business still needs to comply; and the next phase includes the Integrated Standards and Emergency Plans to help clear up the confusion Ontario disabilities act creates compliance confusion – […]

Emergency preparedness: What our Clients Need to Know Now

Emergency preparedness: Current AODA requirement for persons with disabilities Under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulations of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), effective January 1, 2012, all organizations in Ontario must provide and make available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports, information about emergency response plans and public safety to customers, […]

OPC Announces Integrated Accessibility Standards Released June 3 2011

AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Released Posted by OPC Jun 3 2011 02:08 PM EST On June 3, 2011, the Ontario government announced the release of the final version of the Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”). The final regulation follows the draft Integrated Accessibility Standards regulation, which was […]