Ontario: Amendments to the Notice and Reporting Requirements under the OHSA June 30 2021

The Ontario Government has filed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding the reporting of workplace accidents under regulation 0. Reg. 420/21 (Notices and Reports Under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act – Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents), effective July 1st, 2021.

Notable changes include:

  • consolidating the notice of death or critical injury requirements
  • updating the definition of “critically injured”
  • updating retention of copy or written notice requirements
  • updating written reports or notice requirements

 Amendments to the Industrial Establishments, 0. Reg. 434/21 (Industrial Establishments), will come into effect on January 1, 2022.

Please visit the “Laws” section for more information.

Source: Government of Ontario