|A roundup of important new legislation, regulations, court cases and board rulings that we covered in 2012 in the Safety Compliance Insider.
LAW OF THE YEAR
Codes of Practice
In May, the WSCC released new codes of practice on:
And in Sept., the WSCC released a new code of practice on traffic control persons.
CASE OF THE YEAR
Construction Company Charged with Eight Safety Violations
After an investigation by the WSCC, a construction company was charged with eight violations of the Safety Act, including failing to:
OTHER NOTABLE CASES
Former Cop Gets 18-Month Jail Sentence for Sexual Assault of Co-Worker
A member of the Kativik Regional Police Force (KRPF) sexually assaulted a co-worker after a holiday party. He pleaded guilty to sexual assault. The court sentenced him to 18 months’ jail, barred him from owning firearms for 10 years, declared him a sex offender and required him to submit DNA samples to the national registry of sex offenders. Meanwhile, the victim, who filed a grievance with the union, said she hasn’t worked or received any pay or benefits from the KRPF or the Kativik Regional Government since reporting the incident [Joe Willie Saunders, Sept. 28, 2012].
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