Canada: Employer Obligations To Innovate Under The OHS Act
Last Updated: May 10 2016

The duty of employers to protect the health and safety of workers is extensive and the particular safeguards that should be put into place to satisfy the duty can be difficult to predict in advance of an accident. Employers may be surprised to learn that under the Occupational Health and Safety Act their obligations can even include a duty to proactively invent engineered solutions to hazards. This was the surprising result in a recent decision from the Provincial Court of Alberta in which a drilling company was convicted for failing to create a mechanical system on a drilling rig prior to a fatal incident. The system that was invented and adopted by the company following the accident did not previously exist and was unknown to the industry until afterwards.

This complimentary seminar will outline the circumstances in which an employer may be expected to invent and implement hazard control systems as a result of the court's recent decision.

Who Should Attend: Especially designed to address issues facing owner-operated businesses in the Edmonton Airport corridor, this seminar is recommended for OHS and HSE Managers and Directors, In-house Legal Counsel, and anyone who is responsible for overseeing his or her organization's OHS program.

Please feel free to bring a guest or forward this invitation to a colleague who may also be interested in attending.

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Location: Executive Royal Hotel, 8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc
Time: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Free of charge

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