Occupational Health and Safety
Of all areas of workplace law, occupational health and safety has perhaps been the fastest changing in recent years. From expanding protections for interns to new requirements around workplace harassment, occupational health and safety now encompasses much more than rules to help prevent accidents at work.
In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act applies to almost every business. The legislation is driven by an internal responsibility system that makes everyone at work, from a labourer up to a CEO, responsible in some capacity for helping to ensure safety in the workplace. Various obligations are also placed on businesses, from the requirement to implement a joint health and safety committee to posting obligations.
Our health and safety lawyers will work with your business to help you get the details right, improve workplace safety and respond to any disputes that may arise.