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- Changes to Federal OHS Law to Take Effect Oct. 31, 2014 According to an order published in the Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 148, No. 13 (see p. 219), changes to Part II of the Canada Labour Code introduced in Bill C-4 will take effect on Oct. 31, 2014. Par
- Learn More about Proving Due Diligence on Nov. 5, 2014 When companies or individuals are charged with violating the OHS laws, the most common defence they raise is due diligence—that is, they took all reasonable steps to protect workers’ health and sa
- Protecting Workers from Ebola & Other Infectious Diseases The news is filled with headlines about the Ebola outbreak in Africa and infected individuals in the US and Europe. (There are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada.)
Ebola is a very seri
- Oct. 16 Is Shake Out BC Day—Time to Think about Earthquake Preparedness Today is Shake Out BC Day, a day dedicated to earthquake preparedness. Although BC is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, other parts of Canada are also susceptible.
For example, in June 2010,
- OK to Fire Supervisor for Spreading Rumors Employer Bribed MOL Inspector Employers are barred from retaliating against workers who exercise their rights under the OHS laws. If an employer does engage in retaliation, it can be fined or forced to pay the worker damages.