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Changes Coming To Ontario Regulations Coming January 1, 2020 – Will You Be Ready?
As with the first regulation, there are changes to the manner of airborne measurement and calculation of worker exposure.
Canada
3 Oct 2019
2
OHS Due Diligence: If There Isn't a Record, Did It Even Happen?
Much has been, and continues to be, written about the corporate due diligence defence in Occupational Health and Safety Act prosecutions. Scores
Canada
21 Aug 2019
3
Contracting Out Construction Projects On Your Business's Property
Limiting Your Liability Exposure Under the OHSA
Canada
23 Jul 2019
4
The Facts Control The Law
A recent Ontario Court of Justice appeal1 overturned convictions of a company and its supervisor in connection with an accident that occurred at a wood processing facility. Unfortunately, a worker
Canada
24 Jun 2019
5
Due Diligence – A Brief Refresher
ay 5th, 2019 marks the start of what is now called Safety and Health Week, also known as North American Occupational Safety And Health Week, (NAOSH).
Canada
23 May 2019
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Employer With Three Prior Convictions Given Jail Sentence
At a May 7, 2019 sentencing hearing in R. v. Bell, a sole proprietor of a small roofing company, (B), was sentenced to seven days in jail after a guilty plea to a July 22, 2017 offence where there were no injuries.
Canada
23 May 2019
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Some Dos And Don'ts For Internal Workplace Accident Investigations
Last week marked the one year anniversary of one of the most important non-decisions that the Supreme Court of Canada has ever made with respect to the conduct of internal accident investigations at workplaces.
Canada
23 May 2019
8
Elevating Devices And Safety, A Reminder To Learn From The Mistakes Of Others
Do you manufacture, own, operate or service elevators or escalators in Ontario? If so, you should be aware of (and be reminded of ) your legal obligations to prevent incidents.
Canada
29 Apr 2019
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Stage Collapse Inquest Commences
In June 2012, just prior to the start of a concert in Toronto, the performance stage collapsed.
Canada
29 Apr 2019
10
Looking Backwards … To Get To The Future
For many students, the jobs they get this summer will be their first introduction to the workforce.
Canada
29 Apr 2019
11
Workplace Accidents: To Give Notice Or Not To Give Notice – That's Only One Of The Questions…
Nobody wants workplace accidents to happen. Businesses want their workers to go home at the end of the day and for their workplaces to stay safe.
Canada
19 Mar 2019
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Employers' Dilemma – Did Misconduct At Work Feed The Addiction Or Did The Addiction Blind The Employee To Her Actions?
A recent arbitration case continues to exemplify the difficulty faced by employers who must manage safety-sensitive workplaces and apply strict workplace practices in circumstances where an employee's addiction ...
Canada
19 Mar 2019
13
You Asked, We Answered: Top Workplace Law Issues
This analysis, legally and practically, must be independently conducted by the employer.
Canada
25 Jan 2019
14
When Compliance Isn't Enough: Ensuring Compliance Through Alternative Methods Under The OHSA
Before adding to, or deviating from, a prescribed requirement, an employer should always consult with a subject matter expert.
Canada
25 Jan 2019
15
Don't Leave Workplace Safety Out In The Cold
Winter weather is once again upon us.
Canada
11 Dec 2018
16
A Reminder About Director And Officer Liability Under The OHSA
In February 2017, a worker died at an industrial facility after the collar of his shirt got caught in the machine on which he was working.
Canada
3 Dec 2018
17
R. c. Fournier: A Recent Lesson In Indifference To Workplace Safety, And In Jail Sentences
On March 1, the Court of Quebec registered the first manslaughter conviction against an employer/supervisor in Canada for a workplace accident. A few weeks ago, the Court sentenced that employer/supervisor to an 18-month jail term.
Canada
24 Oct 2018
18
Legalizing Marijuana And Occupational Health & Safety
Earlier this week, the Senate passed Bill C-45, making the use of recreational marijuana a reality as of October 17, 2018.
Canada
29 Jun 2018
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Changes To WSIB - Nothing New Under The Sun...
A recent article in the Toronto Star proclaimed coming changes to Ontario's WSIB regime as being almost a game changer in the way that the government will be approaching workplace injuries going forward.
Canada
20 Mar 2018
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Nothing New Under The Sun...
A recent article in the Toronto Star proclaimed coming changes to Ontario's WSIB regime as being almost a game changer in the way that the government will be approaching workplace injuries going forward.
Canada
20 Mar 2018
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