Understanding the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Industrial Establishments Regulation


The purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act is to ensure that all Ontario workplaces are safe and healthy. The Act provides a legal framework and tools to help employers achieve this goal. It sets out the duties for all workplace parties. The purpose of this e-learning program is to educate employers on what they must do to comply with the health and safety requirements under the Act.

Please note that this program will provide an overview of the Industrial Establishments Regulation, however, it does not cover Molten Materials and Logging.

Intended Audience

Employers, Managers, Supervisors, HR Professionals


Approx. 1 hr 35 min

  • History and Compliance
    • A History of Health and Safety Legislation in Ontario
    • Who is covered under the OHSA?
    • Enforcement 
    • Due Diligence
    • Amendment to Criminal Code of Canada (Bill C-45)
    • Prevention 
    • Consequences of Non-Compliance (Tickets and Fines)
    • Developing and Implementing a Health and Safety Program
    • Posting and Distribution of Information
  • Sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Overview of the Industrial Establishments Regulation
  • Understand the purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and who is responsible for enforcement of the Act and Regulations
  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of employers, supervisors and employees under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Upon completion of the program and passing a final, multiple-choice exam, learners will be provided with a certificate of completion that can be downloaded and printed for their records.