A judge has rejected an employer’s argument that Occupational Health and Safety Act charges against it were unclear and that the Crown was required to provide further “particulars” of the charges so the employer could defend...more
In dismissing Occupational Health and Safety Act charges against an employer arising out of a fatality, an Ontario court has held that it is not appropriate for the Ministry of Labour to charge under the “general duty clause”...more
Rarely are senior corporate officials jailed for health and safety offences in Canada. But recently, two company directors of an importer and retailer of furniture and accessories, were jailed for 25 days after a worker died...more
Police have laid criminal negligence charges against a professional engineer in relation to the Elliot Lake mall collapse in June 2012.
The charges against professional engineer Robert Wood are two counts of criminal...more
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
There may be many good reasons for employers to maintain their vehicles, but one reason not often considered is avoidance of occupational health and safety charges and fines....more
An Ontario judge has decided that criminal charges against a Project Manager should go to trial.
The charges against Vadim Kazenelson, Project Manager for Metron Construction, arise from the tragic Christmas Eve 2009...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
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