The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: how a Tribunal addressed disabled employee resignations, a criminal negligence charge against a worker and the long reach of Canadian civil liability for human rights impacts of foreign operations.
With heightened scrutiny over workplaces and increased penalties for workplace incidents causing injuries—or worse, death—employers must ensure they understand their obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. One of the fundamental obligations is to prepare workplace safety and health policies and procedures and to train employees and supervisors on them. But where to start?
The tragic Christmas Eve 2009 swing stage collapse which led to the deaths of four workers and the serious injury of another at a west Toronto construction site continues to have legal repercussions and break new ground in health and safety law.