Part III.I: Codes of practice
The Minister of Labour may approve all or part of a code of practice as a way to comply with any legal requirement imposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) or a regulation under the Act and all or part of a code of practice may be subject to terms and conditions set out in the approval. The approval of a code of practice or withdrawal of approval of a code of practice shall be published in the Ontario Gazette.
Approval of a code of practice means that the Ministry will consider compliance with the code to be compliance with its corresponding legal requirement.
This does not mean that a failure to comply with an approved code will, in itself, be considered a breach of the legal requirement.