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Proper Reporting Procedures for Joint Health & Safety Committee Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the most important functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a non-management member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the…

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FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in January 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year with the goal of making workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors, and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational…

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FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in January 2018

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year with the goal of making workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors, and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational…

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How the Joint Health & Safety Committee Should Conduct Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the most important functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a non-management member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the…

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Prosecutions under the OHSA: Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

While the significant monetary and other penalties associated with breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) are well publicized, substantially less coverage is dedicated to the process by which a Court determines the appropriateness of a penalty for…

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How the Joint Health & Safety Committee Should Prepare for Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the most important functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a non-management member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the…

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FYI: Upcoming Blitzes & Initiatives Starting in November 2017

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules blitzes and initiatives every year with the goal of making workplaces safer for Ontarians. The blitzes and initiatives are scheduled in specific sectors and are meant to ensure that both the Ontario Occupational…