2017 Soybean Harvest

2017 Soybean Harvest

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ontario Farm Labour and Safety Issues

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture has posted a Checklist for farm operators to provide an understanding of the Ontario legislation dealing with employment issues in farm operations.  The OFA says that the Checklist is not intended to replace or supplement the legislation, but can be used as a resource to explain your responsibilities as a farm employer. 

According to the OFA, three Acts apply: the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Employment Standards Act.  To these might be added the Agricultural Employees Protection Act, 2002, which includes the right to form or join an employees' association. 

The OFA information on farm labour and safety issues is available at: Farm Labour and Safety Issues.

The Checklist can be accessed at: Compliance Checklist.