Overview

To make sure workers know their rights, most workplaces in Ontario must put up posters and other information.

Workplaces covered by the Employment Standards Act

All workplaces covered by the Employment Standards Act must distribute an employment standards poster to all employees. Employers are no longer required to post it in the workplace. Learn more about this requirement or download the employment standards poster.

Workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act

All workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act must put up:

If your workplace has more than 5 regularly employed workers you must also prepare, maintain and post health and safety, workplace violence and workplace harassment policies every year.

Find out if your workplace is covered by OHSA

Workplaces covered by the Workplace Safety Insurance Act

Employers who are covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) must put up:

Employment standards in Ontario

Employers are no longer required to post the employment standards poster in the workplace.

This poster:

  • describes important rights and requirements under the Employment Standards Act
  • must be provided to employees who are covered by the ESA within 30 days of their date of hire
  • is available in multiple languages

You can:

  1. order hardcopies from ServiceOntario Publications (free)
  2. download and print the poster (free):

Health & safety at work: Prevention Starts Here poster

This poster:

  • outlines the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • includes a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development telephone number (1-877-202-0008) to report critical injuries, fatalities and work refusals
  • can be printed in colour or black and white
  • must be displayed in English and the majority language of the workplace
  • must be printed on paper that is at least 8.5 × 11 inches (letter size).

You can:

  1. order hardcopies from ServiceOntario Publications (free)
  2. download and print the poster (free):

In case of injury poster ("1234")

This poster:

  • is from the Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • outlines the steps workers and employers need to take if there is an injury at work
  • must be displayed prominently in the workplace

WSIB poster

Post the Occupational Health and Safety Act

You must post a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in your workplace.

You may:

  1. download and print the act (free)
  2. order hardcopies from ServiceOntario Publications ($8 each)

Post names and locations of joint health and safety committee members

In workplaces that must have a joint health and safety committee (JHSC), you must post the names and work locations of JHSC members in a place where they are easy for employees to find (for example, an employee lunch room).

Post your health and safety policies

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, you must prepare and review written occupational health and safety, workplace violence and workplace harassment policies at least once a year.

You must also create and maintain a program to implement those polices, and post the policies in the workplace. Learn how to prepare a:

If your workplace has five or fewer regularly employed workers you do not need to put the policies in writing, unless ordered by an inspector.

Posters sold by private companies

Posters sold by private companies do not comply with the legal posting requirements.

If you have been approached by a private company selling posters, call:

Updated: October 05, 2021
Published: May 07, 2018