Why the OHSA is More Important than Ever, and How Workplace Parties Can Protect Themselves

July 17, 2020 2:15pm

David Reiter
Aird & Berlis LLP

This session will cover recent developments in OHSA law, with a focus on their increasing relevance and importance in construction projects, and what workplace parties can do to prepare for and deal with the attendant issues. Specifically, you will gain timely insights on:

  • The continuing convergence between criminal and regulatory law with respect to workplace safety – as echoed in Ontario (Ministry of Labour) v. New Mexico Canada Inc. (2019) and R. v. Fournier (2018) – and how construction projects are impacted
  • The MOL’s modes of enforcement, how to prepare for them, and the steps you need to take following an incident
  • The importance of setting out and understanding your role, and preparing for the attendant obligations – as echoed in R. v. Greater Sudbury (City) (2019)