The Ontario Toxics Reduction Act and Regulation were established in 2009 to encourage Ontario industries to reduce the use of environmentally toxic substances at the front-end of their operations.  The intent is to reduce toxic substances in air, land, water and consumer products and support a shift to “greener” products.

The legislation requires certain manufacturing and mineral processing facilities to complete or update a Toxics Reduction Plan every five years.  The next compliance deadline is December 31, 2018.  


ECOH can help you determine whether the legislation applies to your industry. If it does, we will help you complete your plans and integrate toxic reduction planning into your ongoing HSE activities.  In addition to ensuring compliance, toxic substance reduction planning often generates cost-saving innovations that would otherwise go unrealized.

ECOH staff hold certifications as both Toxic Substance Reduction Planners and Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs). There is substantial overlap in the toxics reduction evaluation process and occupational health and safety risk assessment.  With planners qualified in both fields, ECOH can provide value-added benefits not available from many other toxic substance reduction planning services.   

Our services include:

  • Compliance management programs
  • Preparation, review and certification of toxic substance reduction plans
  • Online reporting
  • Implementation and management of continuous process improvement programs
  • National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) reporting and compliance
  • Concurrent identification of Occupational Health & Safety improvements 

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905.795.2800 or toll free at 1.866.231.6855