A health and safety consultant has lost his case against his employer, a health and safety association, in which he alleged that he had been retaliated against for raising safety issues....more
An employer’s corrective action taken after an accident did not entitle it to a reduced fine under the Occupational Health and Safety Act because the action should have been taken – and was legally-required – before the...more
In a decision that affirms a broad definition of “workplace” under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ruled that hydro trucks, including their aerial lift buckets, were...more
An employee did not have a right under occupational health and safety legislation to refuse work due to harassment, a Nunavut judge has held....more
A crane rental company has been convicted of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and fined, after criminal negligence charges against it were withdrawn....more
Company owners are not immune from potential convictions and fines under workplace safety laws....more
Employers are not required to anticipate all safety hazards, however unforeseeable. A recent case illustrates this point.
In a tragic accident, a worker died when a brace (which formed part of a makeshift winch used to...more