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Clarification to Regulation 834 Re: “Critical Injuries”

Canada - February 21 2017 The Ontario Ministry of Labour ("MOL") recently announced clarifications to the definitions of clauses (d) and (e) of Regulation 834. While the…

Winter Months = Cold Temperatures + Risk of Cold Stress

Canada - February 21 2017 January and February: the heart of the winter season. While some people eagerly await the cold weather for activities like skiing, snowboarding, ice…

Know Your Role - A Regulator’s Mischaracterization can be Fatal to an OHS Prosecution | The HR Space

Canada - November 21 2016 When a person applies for a job, the job generally comes with a title that an employer believes to be descriptive of the role and reflective of the…

Managing the Risks Posed by Distracted Driving | The HR Space

Canada - January 13 2016 We've all seen it. Maybe when looking around while stuck in stop-and-go traffic on a highway. Maybe when noticing that a car in front of us doesn't…

Changing definitions of “worker” under health and safety laws

Canada - January 19 2015 On November 20, 2014, the StrongerWorkplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 came into effect in Ontario. It broadened the definition of "worker"…