Guidance and Insights

Nova Scotia

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, an all-time low time-loss injury rate of 1.74 and a robust solvency ratio of 84.1% are the headliners of the WCB’s 2016 Annual Report.
Northwest Territories

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories, the government added wood bison to the NWT List of Species at Risk as Threatened species.
Newfoundland & Labrador

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador, unlike New Brunswick, Newfoundland is not on track to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 10% below 1990 levels, according to the Auditor General.
New Brunswick

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: New Brunswick

New Brunswick, newly proposed regulations would let government inspectors and peace officers issue tickets for smoking in public places

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Manitoba

Manitoba, Pharmacare has removed coverage criteria for suboxone, a drug often used as an opioid replacement option.

Know The Laws Of Your Province: OHS Act Definition of “Workplace”

The duty to control “workplace” hazards may extend to off-site locations.
Workers Comp

High Court: No Negligence Suits against WorkSafeBC for Workers’ Comp Denials

A helicopter factory technician collected workers' comp after hurting his back at work.
British Columbia

OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: British Columbia

18 young workers died of workplace injuries in British Columbia between 2012 and 2016.
Oil Spill

CN Fined $2.25 Million for Bissell Fuel Yard Oil Spill

Environmental officials traced the source of oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River to the Canadian National Railway fuel station.
energy company

Solicitor-Client Privilege Doesn’t Make Entire Investigation Record Off-Limits

An energy company refused to give OHS officials any materials from its internal investigation.