The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, together with Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of British Columbia and Alberta, created the document, Is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program the Right Choice for Your Organization? in 2015 that is still relevant today.
Recently, the CSA Group has released a new version of its standard concerning work in confined spaces, entitled Z1006-16 - Management of work in confined spaces. Employers need to be aware that there have been some important changes in this edition that are worth noting. The entire 108 page document can be viewed here.
So don’t get me wrong, I love staff picnics and BBQs as much as anyone and think they are a great opportunity for staff to bond outside of their regular departments and duties. In fact as HR it is often both my responsibility and pleasure to help plan these events for my organization! However when you start to think about what can go wrong from an employer responsibility perspective rather than an employee engagement perspective; you begin to wonder if the prospective summer BBQ will balloon into a colossal blunder.