A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Compliance in Ontario Fourth Edition
By: Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., C.R.S.P, Cathy Chandler, B.A.Sc., C.R.S.P., C.H.S.C.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-88804-713-7
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 220 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
Publisher: Canada Law Book
Price: $93.00

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Know how to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (O.H.S.A.) and regulations to avoid worker injury, promote safety, and avoid potential costly employer liability or criminal infractions

Know how to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (O.H.S.A.) and regulations to avoid worker injury, promote safety, and avoid potential costly employer liability or criminal infractions. Various sections of the Act are discussed, including:
  • Health and safety representatives and joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Duties of workplace stakeholders - the definition of each stakeholder is presented and their duties created in law by the O.H.S.A. are summarized
  • The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • The right of workers to refuse to do unsafe work
  • Developing an effective health and safety management system, including training programs and document management
  • The authority of government inspectors to inspect workplaces and investigate accidents
  • The high fines that are imposed on employers who fail to comply with the O.H.S.A. - and more!
New updates for the fourth edition include:
  • Ontario's new health and safety awareness training regulation, Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training, O. Reg. 297/13, which comes into force on July 1, 2014.
  • Transferral of authority and administration of the joint health and safety committee certification program from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to the Ministry of Labour.
  • Review of the 2011 Bill 160 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act including the appointment of Ontario's first Chief Prevention Officer.
  • Summary of new prosecution cases including the highest fine ever imposed under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
  • Bill C-45: Ten Years Later.
  • Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada and internationally.
  • Ontario's workplace violence and harassment provisions set out in Part III.0.1 of the OHSA.
  • The Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd. V. Ontario.
  • Ontario's 12 designated substances regulations replaced with two new designated substances regulations.
About the Author
Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., C.R.S.P., is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He specializes in occupational health and safety law, wrongful dismissal litigation and workers' compensation and advises on matters including labour and employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Keith has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in his field. He is also the first lawyer practising in Canada to achieve the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (C.R.S.P.) designation. Mr. Keith has authored/co-authored many books on employment and labour law, such as: A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Compliance in Alberta (2007), A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Compliance in Ontario, Third Edition (2006), Canadian Health and Safety Law: A Comprehensive Guide to the Statutes, Policies and Case Law (1997 and updated annually), Ontario Health and Safety Law: A Complete Guide to the Law and Procedures, with Digest of Cases (1989 and updated annually), Human Resources Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence, Second Edition (2010) and Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual: A Guide to the Law and Practice (Carswell, 2007).
Cathy Chandler, B.A.Sc., C.R.S.P., C.H.S.C., is an Occupational Health and Safety Consultant at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Ms. Chandler specializes in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation law. She provides consulting, training and litigation support for employers, organizations and industry associations across Canada. Ms. Chandler has conducted numerous seminars for clients on how to comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers' compensation legislation and is frequently engaged to perform gap analysis audits to assess legal compliance. She has developed numerous policies, procedures and training programs for clients in the area of OHS and workers' compensation claims management. In addition to a B.A.Sc. in Occupational Health and Safety, Ms. Chandler has her Canadian Registered Safety Professional (C.R.S.P.) and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (C.H.S.C.) designations. She is a licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ms. Chandler also has 10 years of industry experience managing health and safety strategies, practices and programs.
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