It’s commonplace to say that “careful planning” is an obvious and vital element of any construction project, but it’s only the first foreseeable step in prevention. As all involved in 21st century construction are (or should...more
On October 1, 2013, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Regulation) come into force. In this post, we bring you the highlights.
Company owners are not immune from potential convictions and fines under workplace safety laws....more
We don’t often hear of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges against suppliers alleging that their machines or equipment were unsafe for use in workplaces....more
Many Ontario employers will be relieved by an Ontario appeal decision that clarifies – and limits – the obligation to report workplace accidents to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. “[I]t is not part of the purpose and...more
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced that inspectors will be conducting safety inspection blitzes on “Slips, Trips and Falls (ladder safety and fall protection hazards)” in February/March of this year, focusing...more
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