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Update: Proving “Due Diligence” in Cases Involving Fatalities

In February 2018, we provided an update on an important legal precedent relevant to employers across the province. The article discussed certain charges laid against a construction employer by the name of Cobra Float Services (“Cobra”), and its subsequent attempt…

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Distracted Driving = Distracted Working?

On January 1, 2019, amendments to Ontario’s distracted driving laws significantly increased penalties for convicted motorists. Under the new legislative framework, drivers convicted of distracted driving will mandatorily face license suspension, minimum fines, and demerit points. Distracted Driving on Public…

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Does Your Organization Need the Latest Edition of The Green Book?

Posting the OHSA and Regulations is a legislated requirement Ontario workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (the Act) are required to have an up-to-date copy of the Act and applicable regulations posted in the workplace. It’s…

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Cannabis and the Workplace: Safety-Sensitive Roles

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian Government legalized cannabis for recreational use across Canada. Many Canadians celebrated what’s come to be called “National Cannabis Day.” HR professionals and employers whose organizations employ workers in safety-sensitive roles were likely less jubilant.…