Lindsay Mullen

Lindsay Mullen

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Voluntary Global Standard For Occupational Health And Safety Coming Soon

In August, the International Organization for Standardization(“ISO”), the world’s largest global developer of voluntary international standards, approved the creation of a project committee who will develop an international...more

9/19/2013 - Canada ISOs OHSA Safety Precautions

Alberta’s Highest Court Dismisses Employer’s Appeal In Calf-Roping Case: Agrees That Trial Judge’s Verdict Was Unreasonable

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently released its decision in R v XI Technologies Inc., 2013 ABCA 282 and held that the employer had not met its obligations under Alberta’s occupational health and safety laws when it failed...more

9/6/2013 - Canada Design Defects Heavy Equipment Jury Verdicts Manufacturing Defects OHSA Wrongful Death

Case Update: Alberta’s Highest Court Hears Appeal In Calf-Roping Fatality Case – Decision Reserved

In December 2012, we posted a blog outlining the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench decision in R v. Technologies Inc. 2012 ABQB 549 in a fatal accident case involving the use of a “calf roping” machine at a Stampede party event...more

6/18/2013 - Canada Due Diligence Safety Precautions Workplace Injury

Lack Of Remorse A Key Factor In Decision To Levy Hefty Fine In Non-Fatal Accident

Earlier this year we posted a blog surveying the trend in 2012 for Courts to levy increased fines in non-fatal accident cases....more

6/13/2013 - Workplace Injury

No More Skillful Scheduling Of Contractors: Clarification Of When A Prime Contractor Is Required

In November 2012, we posted a blog regarding Bill 6, The Protection and Compliance Statures Amendment Act, 2012, introduced to the Alberta legislature to amend three Acts, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act as...more

4/4/2013 - Amended Legislation Canada Contractors OHSA

Escalating Penalties: Alberta OHS Convictions For 2012 – What Can Employers Expect For The Year Ahead?

A person who contravenes Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations or Code is liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and, for a...more

3/11/2013 - Penalties Safety Precautions Workplace Injury

Addressing Workplace Hazards: Law To Be Clarified By Alberta’s Highest Court

The Alberta Court of Appeal has agreed to hear an employer’s appeal of a judgment of the Court of Queen’s Bench which overturned acquittals, by a Provincial Court judge, of two charges under the Alberta Occupational Health...more

12/17/2012 - Acquittals Appeals Employer Liability Issues Wrongful Death

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