OHS Act & Regulations

All farmers must understand and comply with their duties and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and regulations. Farmers are responsible to ensure all workers do what is required by provincial law. While everyone on the farm is responsible for health and safety, the farmer has the greatest degree of responsibility.

Below you will find guides, fact sheets and checklists to provide you with an overview of your legislative requirements. These are by no means a substitute for the Act and its regulations – click here for the full Act and regulations.


Guides, Fact Sheets & Checklists

Electrical Safety

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Mechanical Safety

Fact SheetChecklist

Fall Protection

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Handling Storage of Material

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Personal Protective Equipment

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Violence in the Workplace

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Hoists and Mobile Equipment

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Premises and Building Safety

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Confined Spaces and Restricted Areas

Coming Soon

Scaffolds and other Elevated Platforms

Fact SheetChecklist

Smoke Free Places Act and Regulations

Coming Soon

Welding, Cutting, Burning and Soldering

Fact SheetChecklist

Ventilation, Lighting, Sanitation and Accommodation

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Events

  1. WBPANS Annual Meeting

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 4:00 pm
  2. NSFA Annual Meeting

    November 29 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 2:30 pm
  3. FSNS Annual Meeting

    November 30
  4. Scotia Horticultural Congress

    January 28, 2019 - January 29, 2019

Contact Us

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Perennia Research Park
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