Best of Series

Occupational Health & Safety: Back to Basics!

CATEGORY – OHS COMPLIANCE

DATE – Wednesday, August 31st, 2022.

TIME – 9:00 AM PDT

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RELATED MATERIALS

Officers & Directors Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Safety

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 load a piece into it. Her hand was seriously crushed. The manufacturer was convicted of several guarding violations. The BC Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal ruled that the company hadn’t exercised due diligence. The worker hadn’t been adequately trained on how to operate the lathe or properly supervised. In addition, safeguards on the lathe and other machines in the shop had been rendered inoperable. And supervisors and the company owner were aware that they’d been disabled but did nothing about this dangerous situation

Read more here.

Due Diligence Checklist

To prove due diligence, employers must take all reasonable steps to protect workers’ health and safety and comply with the OHS laws. Due diligence requires an effective OHS program that includes:

  • A written OHS program that has been implemented;
  • An employer who takes steps to control or eliminate specific hazards;
  • Written safe work procedures that are understood and followed by workers; and
  • Workers who are provided with adequate instruction, training, supervision and discipline to work safely.

Download the checklist here.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Next up on our “Best Of Event” we have Occupational Health & Safety: Back to Basics presented by Tari Hiebert. This webinar showed over 150 registrants how to get their health and safety programs up and running by following the fundamental set of steps necessary to any OHS program.

With all the emphasis on COVID-19 safety during the Pandemic, it can be easy to overlook the basic building blocks that employers should assess and reassess when considering their occupational health and safety obligations. In this recorded seminar, learn about five key components that employers need to get right in order to put their health and safety programs on the right track.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Name: Tari Hiebert

Title: Partner | Miller Thomson LLP

LinkedIn: Tari Hiebert

Tari is a civil litigation lawyer who provides practical, thoughtful advice to clients in a wide variety of industries. Tari’s practice focuses on occupational health and safety, privacy and access to information, the regulation of health professionals, health law and administrative law. Tari has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta. She has also represented clients before the Alberta Workers Compensation Board, Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

In her occupational health and safety practice, Tari assists clients with workplace incident management and investigation, reporting obligations, the defence of regulatory charges, and WCB matters. Tari has developed and delivered customized training modules to clients in the area of occupational health and safety, uniquely tailored for her clients’ specific needs.

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