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Court rejects Ministry of Labour’s attempt to assume breach of OHSA in face of strong safety program

A recent case goes to show that a failure by the Crown to show that an accident resulted from a breach of the Act, combined with a strong employer safety program, can result in an acquittal.

 

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HRinfodesk poll result and commentary: Does safety training have to be multilingual?

Does safety training have to be multilingual? According to 138 (45%) out of 304 respondents, yes, safety training should be multilingual. But it was close—124 (41%) respondents did not believe that there is such an obligation and 42 (14%) did not know either way. So what is the right answer?

 

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WSIB introduces safe communities incentive program

Do you, like 98 percent of Ontario businesses, employ 100 or fewer employees? Then you should try SCIP-ing into spring with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s Safe Communities Incentive Program.

 

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Bill 168 – Meeting your obligations for violence and harassment prevention

There’s lots of talk in Ontario’s workplaces and online about workplace violence and harassment and the Bill 168 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Hopefully by now the message is getting through, and employers are taking the steps to prepare for the June 15 deadline. (That’s about three weeks away!)

 

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Workplace violence and harassment prevention measures now law

Following my December 14 blog post , the Ontario government gave royal assent to Bill 168, Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace) 2009, on December 15, 2009. As we stated…

 

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