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
Supervisors and safety professionals have often told me that they fear being personally charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Now, a human rights tribunal has decided that an employee’s generalized anxiety...more
A farm employer has been convicted of a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act where portable steps being used by the employer were “not even barely adequate”....more
An Ontario supervisor has been convicted and fined under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for disturbing an accident scene....more
Employers should update their Crisis Management procedures and related training because the Court of Appeal has ruled that any critical injury at a workplace, whether suffered by a customer, visitor, or another employee, may...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
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