Being prosecuted or cited for an OHS offence is the last thing any company wants. Luckily, there is another approach to gauging whether OHS program is compliant: look at the actual OHS cases involving other companies, determine why they did or didn’t meet due diligence standards and draw appropriate lessons for your own OHS program. Of course, tracking down and analyzing cases from across the country requires time and specialized skills that you may not have; and hiring a lawyer to do it for you is pretty expensive. That’s why OHS Insider has created and published an annual Due Diligence Scorecard every year since 2006.
The objective of this special report is to enable OHS coordinators to not only understand what happened in the key court cases that took place in 2022 but also draw practical lessons from the rulings and take actionable, concrete steps to fortify their own OHS programs and compliance efforts. This report has 3 sections:
Section 1 offers and provides an analysis of due diligence case data, including information about case numbers, instances where a due diligence defence succeeded and failed, where the cases took place, the industrial sectors they affected and the OHS program breakdowns they involved.
Section 2 provides a quick thumb nail summary of each case, what happened and what the companies involved did wrong or right.
Section 3 offers an array of compliance game plans, model policies and other working tools that you can adapt for use at your own workplace to address the compliance issues each of the due diligence cases involved.