Proper Reporting Procedures for Joint Health & Safety Committee Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the primary functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a worker member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the worker should be a…

Proper Reporting Procedures for Joint Health & Safety Committee Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are one of the primary functions of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, s.9(23), the JHSC must designate a worker member to inspect the workplace. If possible, the worker should be a…

Common Hazards Joint Health & Safety Committees Should Look for During Inspections: Retail Sector

Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Retail Sector. We will discuss common hazards to look for to give JHSCs (Joint…

Common Hazards Joint Health & Safety Committees Should Look for During Inspections: Retail Sector

Every workplace has hazards. However, there are hazards that are more common depending on which sector your workplace falls under. This month, we are featuring the Retail Sector. We will discuss common hazards to look for to give JHSCs (Joint…

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…

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…

The latest Cannabis Legislation: Bill 174 – Ontario’s response to the legalization of Cannabis

On November 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced legislation that would, for the first time, introduce provincial laws that regulate the use and distribution of medical and recreational cannabis in Ontario. At present, the recreational use of cannabis remains illegal…

Parliament Takes a Stand: Bill C-65 Proposed to Take Aim at Harassment in Federal Workplaces

With news stories pouring in daily about the terrible misconduct of Hollywood’s most powerful, the Canadian government is proactively taking steps to ensure that federal employees, from the most prominent politicians down to bank and postal workers, do not find…

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…