Due Diligence Compliance Centre
When a company (or individual) has been charged with a safety violation, it can avoid liability if it successfully argues a “due diligence” defence. Due diligence is the primary defence companies use in prosecutions for safety offences. So it’s critical that you understand the two types of due diligence defences (reasonable steps and reasonable mistake of fact), how foreseeability plays into due diligence and the lessons you can learn from cases in which other companies argued due diligence.
Guidance and Insight
OHS Compliance Calendar: Upcoming deadlines, regulatory changes and enforcement events you need to prepare...
Expanded mental stress coverage, revised OELs, new storage rack rules and blitzes in Ontario.
Who the training rules affect and the 4 things you must do to comply.
The lesson from this case is that you must be familiar with the laws that apply to your workplace, activities and equipment, and ensure you comply with them.
A recent case from Saskatchewan involves the prosecution of a supervisor for safety violations resulting in a worker's death. Here's a look at the decision.
An OHS inspector says a conveyor has unguarded pinch points. The owner says there have been no incidents involving the conveyor, proving due diligence. Is the owner right?
Adapt this checklist and use it to ensure you have documentation to prove that you have a comprehensive and compliant OHS program.
Use this checklist to determine if you have sufficient documentation of an effective OHS program in your workplace.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL Here’s a briefing that you can download and give to your CEO, Board or members of senior management to educate...
Accidents can happen. But as long as you exercise due diligence, that is, take all steps reasonable in the circumstances to follow OHS laws,...
The annual OHS Insider’s Due Diligence Scorecard discusses 9 reported safety cases decided since Sept. 2015 and the 13 lessons we’ve drawn from these cases.
In Part 2 of the Due Diligence Scorecard, we’ve pulled 13 lessons from recent cases, which you can apply to your OHS program and workplace.
Part 1 of this year's Due Diligence Scorecard includes nine reported safety cases from across Canada that involve the due diligence defence.
Is your company’s OHS program doing what it needs to do to comply with the law? The last thing you want to do is...
Violating an OHS law doesn’t necessarily result in liability. Your company can avoid liability by proving “due diligence,” that is, that it took all...