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The importance of control: Ontario court comments on determining the “constructor” over a construction project

Canada - March 17 2011 Under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) constructors must ensure that all employers and workers on a construction project comply with the OHSA and Regulations, including the Regulations for Construction Projects.

Jeremy Warning

Final National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace released

Canada - January 17 2013 The final version of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace has been released by the Canadian Standards…

Shane Todd, Jeremy Warning

Corporate criminal conviction as corporate death sentence? Court says companies can be fined into bankruptcy for workplace accidents

Canada - September 13 2013 On September 4, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in the sentence appeal in R. v. Metron Construction Corporation (“Metron”)…

Daniel Mayer, Jeremy Warning

Psychological health and safety in the Canadian workplace: a standard is born November 7, 2012

Canada - October 23 2012 There are increasing calls for governments to use regulatory legislation to require employers to provide employees with a psychologically safe workplace. 

Criminal prosecutions for workplace accidents: the year in review

Canada - December 12 2011 The question of whether corporations and their senior executives ought to be criminally prosecuted after tragic workplace accidents continues to ignite controversy in Canada and elsewhere.