Speaker: Rick Sikora Presented in partnership with Cranemasters, this webinar will dive into the industry challenges, myths and misconceptions in hoisting and rigging. Rick Sikora, President and CEO of Cranemasters
Fatigued workers are more likely to miss work, be less productive and suffer work injury. With labour costs rising and the supply of available workers dwindling, using fewer workers to
It’s easy to get focused on immediate safety goals in your workplace, such as giving safety orientations to workers you’ve just hired, complying with new requirements in the OHS laws
Date: Aug 18, 2021 Time: 9:00-10:30AM PDT Speaker: Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LLM, CRSP Register Here with discount code "OHSIVIP21" to attend for free There have been hundreds of cases
Lost time depends not just on the work injury but the efficiency of the RTW process. When workers miss work due to injury, it costs your company money, including both
Where courts draw the line between OHS enforcement powers and physical assault Like other government enforcement officials, OHS and environmental inspectors may use a limited degree of force to perform
A safety culture can minimize both injury and liability risks People in our field talk a lot about the importance of having an organizational culture that emphasizes health and safety.
INTRODUCTION Making sure workers know how to respond if an Active Shooter incident happens at your workplace may save countless lives. That’s why you should adapt the following Guidelines to
What’s wrong with this operation? [WARNING: This is a graphic video] The good news: The electric panel explosion portrayed in this video is only a dramatization. The bad news:
Watch this video from the Mental Health Commission of Canada on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces.
A look at the first case in which the Supreme Court of Canada first endorsed the precautionary principle and relied on it to interpret an environmental law.
An Ontario case demonstrates that a company cant delegate the duty to comply with the law to its workers and then ignore their non-compliance.
A company operated a resin production facility on property in Ontario until an explosion and fire permanently closed the facility. The resin company then leased the property to another company.
At a manufacturing plant, a worker was operating a vertical lathe when her hand got caught between the chuck and the tooling turret as she was lowering the chuck to
Relying on outside consultants isnt enough to prove compliance with OHS laws
Members of senior management who play a hands-on role in the companys daily operations may face liability as supervisors.
When sentencing a defendant for environmental offences, the court will consider its culpability. This case shows recklessness may result in a bigger fine.
A new study found that CEOs indirectly influence worker safety by fostering a safety climate in senior management, which trickles down to the lower levels.
The Metron case confirms that the conduct of a someone on a lower level of the company hierarchy can be the basis for criminal liability for the company.
Workers arent the only people in the workplace that companies have a duty to protect. This case is an example of the consequences companies can suffer when they fail to take reasonable steps to protect visitors.
What determines due diligence isn't a companys compliance track record, but what it did to prevent the environmental violation with which its charged.
An Ontario jury awarded a former Wal-Mart employee over $1 million for six months of bullying by her supervisor. Here's the lesson from this verdict.
Two directors claimed they had no OHS duties because they were essentially figureheads and did nothing as to running the company. But the court disagreed.
If a company doesn't take appropriate steps to address distracted driving by workers and a distracted worker injures or kills someone while behind the wheel, it could face serious financial consequences.
If a company violates an environmental order, the government may go after not only the company but also senior management, which could result in jail time.