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New regulation in Ontario on needle safety

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 17 2007

A new regulation under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act will make safety engineered needles or needleless systems mandatory in all hospitals

Human Rights Tribunal invalidates gender-specific job agreement

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 28 2008

In a decision rendered last October 26th, the Human Rights Tribunal (hereinafter the "HRT"), ordered Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital and the union, solidarily, to pay $10,000 in moral damages and $5,000 in exemplary damages to each of two complainants who were discriminated against further to the adoption of an agreement to make the position of orderly gender-specific (hereinafter the "Agreement"

The Dupont inquest: hospital obligations to protect patient and workplace safety

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 5 2008

The verdict of the Coroner’s Jury in the inquest into the deaths of nurse Lori Dupont and Dr. Marc Daniel at the Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, which was released on December 11, 2007, made 26 recommendations that touch on a wide range of issues including hospital governance, patient and workplace safety, domestic violence, credentialing of physicians, and education and training of hospital staff

No compensation for loss of employment due to an occupational injury

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 30 2008

In a January 28, 2008 decision, the "Tribunal d'arbitrage" dismissed a grievance by an employee who was claiming compensation for the loss of his employment owing to his inability to work because of an occupational injury

2008 occupational exposure limit proposal

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 11 2008

The Ontario Government is strengthening protection for workers by implementing updated occupational exposure limits (OELs) for hazardous workplace substances and proposing changes for 2008

New Needle Safety Regulation: scope of regulation extended to cover additional health care workplaces

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 11 2008

In August 2007, the Ontario government announced a new Needle Safety Regulation (O. Reg. 47407) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA

Employer alert on “swine flu”

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 1 2009

The confirmation that the contagion, "swine flu", is present in Canada, raises potential issues about the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees

Wright v. College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (Appeals Committee) 2012 ABCA 267

  • Field Law
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 1 2013

In the November 6, 2012 edition of Perspectives for the Professions we reported on the decision of the Court of Appeal referenced above. In this case

Changes to drug testing thresholds

  • McLennan Ross LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 27 2010

If your company has an alcohol and drug testing policy, you need to be aware of changes which are being implemented to drug testing standards specified by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) (and followed by Canadian testing laboratories) effective October 1, 2010

Bill 168 requires hospital workplace violence and harassment policies

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 22 2009

Bill 168 An Act to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act with respect to violence and harassment in the workplace received first reading in the Ontario legislature on April 20, 2009