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Ontario Erectors Association

REMINDER: PTSD Prevention Plan Information Deadline is April 23, 2017

Content developed and posted originally by Mathews Dinsdale Lawyer.

Employers of first responders and other workers covered by the new PTSD presumption under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 must submit information about their plans to prevent workplace Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) to the Minister of Labour on or before April 23, 2017.

Employers have been directed to provide their PTSD prevention plan information pursuant to a new power of the Minister of Labour introduced by the Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act. The Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act came into force on April 6, 2016 as part of the Ontario government’s multi-faceted strategy to prevent and mitigate PTSD among Ontario’s first responders.

This article will outline potential fines and resources available to assist employers in developing and implementing PTSDPrevention Plans for their workplaces.

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If you have any questions about this topic or other topics relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a MathewsDinsdale lawyer.

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