The Key Differences Between Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Investigations

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Recent provincial and federal regulatory developments in the environmental and occupational health and safety (“OHS”) fields have combined to create a new enforcement reality in Alberta; one that is particularly focused upon the oil sands industry, but by no means limited only to those operators. Intensifying public and media scrutiny of regulatory issues have lead those who monitor, investigate and prosecute environmental and OHS offences to increase their capacities. Statutory changes have also dictated a more aggressive regulatory enforcement regime, along with significantly increased penalties for infractions.

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