OHS Canada Magazine

Category
Legislation

Feature
May 3, 2021  

Ontario Court of Appeal expands potential risk to employers

Decision could significantly expand liabilities on construction projects

News
April 29, 2021  

Worker fears getting COVID-19 without sick leave, wants B.C. to act

Premier has said province is considering its own sick-leave program

Feature
April 28, 2021  

Are employees required to disclose their vaccination status?

There is currently no legislation requiring anyone to get vaccinated

News
April 16, 2021  

NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar

Opioid epidemic has seen more than 20,000 Canadians die from toxic drug overdoses

News
April 8, 2021  

Alberta turns focus to rules, requirements of OHS Code

Online survey seeking feedback closes May 10

News
March 23, 2021  

Widow of tow truck driver killed on Saskatchewan roadside hopes for changes

Death led to allowance of blue and amber lights, fines for speeders

News
March 19, 2021  

Saskatchewan introduces three-hour vaccination leave for employees to get shot

REGINA — Saskatchewan has announced people will get paid

Feature
March 3, 2021  

Bill C-65: Importance of violence and harassment risk assessment

Hierarchy of hazard controls should be considered

News
March 3, 2021  

Pilot project aims to regulate Ontario’s tow truck industry rocked by violence

By Shawn Jeffords TORONTO — Restricting towing zones on

Feature
February 24, 2021  

Outlining new requirements of a violence and harassment policy

13 aspects now required within federally regulated workforce

News
February 24, 2021  

Ontario legislators call for clear criteria of ’emergency brake’ pandemic measure

TORONTO — Ontario’s Opposition is asking the government to

Feature
February 18, 2021  

Bill C-65 is now law: Do you have the right resolution processes?

Understanding new prescribed processes for federally regulated employers to resolve a report of violence and harassment, and the role of the designated recipient

Feature
February 10, 2021  

New federal rules on violence, harassment in effect: Are you compliant?

Taking a structured approach can ensure clarity

Voice
January 25, 2021  

Guidance on COVID-19 vaccine policies for employees

Few individuals with lawful grounds to refuse vaccination in employment law context

Voice
January 12, 2021  

Looking back on the year that was in OH&S law

Dramatic shifts were few, but some notable developments arose

News
January 4, 2021  

New legislation now in effect meant to create healthier, safer workplaces

Making workplaces healthier, safer and fairer will provide Canadians

Feature
December 30, 2020  

Ontario court says ‘wisdom and efficacy’ of lockdown rules ‘open to question’

Policy could be at odds with the broader goal of limiting COVID-19 while allowing the sale of essential items in stores

News
December 9, 2020  

Proposed legislation will protect Ontario employers from unexpected WSIB increases 

Bill would limit impact of increase to average industrial wage

Voice
December 3, 2020  

Is it a work refusal or job-protected leave?

Employees have rights to refuse work they reasonably deem unsafe

News
November 26, 2020  

Ontario law to end clock changes will take effect if Quebec, New York follow

Ontario has decided to stop changing the clocks twice