The Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario (The Act) defines “worker” as a person who performs work or supplies services for monetary compensation or a person who performs work or supplies services for no monetary compensation under a program approved by a college or university. In the Ottawa Heart Institute Research Centre, that definition covers a wide range of persons from principal investigators and physicians to administrative staff, laboratory personnel, technicians and students and research coordinators.
The Act requires the employer to provide information and instruction about health and safety on the job. Effective June 15, 2010, the Act was amended to include specific requirements for the employer to protect their workers from workplace violence and harassment. Subsequently on September 8th, 2016, the Act was amended again to include sexual harassment.
Review the Workplace Violence and Harassment Program 2020 Presentation (pdf) and complete the associated training quiz. The password for the training quiz is healthandsafety.
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