OHS Canada Magazine

Category
Legislation

News
December 2, 2021  

‘Easy to understand’: Alberta announces update to provincial OHS laws

Minister of Labour and Immigration Tyler Shandro issued a

Feature
November 29, 2021  

‘This will always be a fight’: Women push for changes to Saskatchewan labour law

If passed, Saskatchewan would become one of five provinces to specifically reference sexual harassment in legislation

News
November 25, 2021  

B.C.’s sick leave law will provide workers 5 paid days minimum starting Jan. 1

By Dirk Meissner VICTORIA — Workers in British Columbia

News
November 24, 2021  

U.S. to require vaccines for all border crossers in January

By Zeke Miller WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will

News
November 24, 2021  

B.C. releasing plans for permanent sick leave program

VICTORIA — The British Columbia is expected to release

News
November 23, 2021  

Disney pauses COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Florida to comply with new state law

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney has paused its

News
November 22, 2021  

Saskatchewan introducing 50-metre safe zones around schools during vaccine rollout

The Government of Saskatchewan is introducing legislation to protect

News
November 22, 2021  

Changes to Saskatchewan’s employment act would clarify sexual harassment issues

The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced amendments to the

Voice
November 17, 2021  

Unions challenge mandatory proof of vaccine policies

Arbitral decisions provide guidance to employers as they navigate untested legal waters

Feature
November 2, 2021  

Inadequate employment standards, OHS vulnerability add to higher injury risks

IWH study finds injury risks increased five-fold when both types of work vulnerability were present

News
October 29, 2021  

Ontario lays first COVID-19 charges against long-term care home in London

By Noushin Ziafati Ontario’s Ministry of Labour says it

News
October 8, 2021  

Public feedback requested on Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Act

The Workers’ Compensation Act Committee of Review is looking

Voice
September 27, 2021  

Is refusing a COVID-19 vaccine just cause for termination?

If the employee has no legitimate human rights reason for the blanket refusal, the employer has an argument that the employee’s actions amount to wilful misconduct.

News
September 24, 2021  

Quebec rapidly passes ban on COVID-19 related protests near schools, hospitals

By Caroline Plante QUEBEC — The Quebec legislature rapidly

News
September 14, 2021  

Saskatchewan re-enacts emergency order to combat record COVID-19 cases

By Mickey Djuric REGINA — It was supposed to

News
September 1, 2021  

New WorkSafeBC safety headgear regulations take effect Sept. 1

Employer must take measures to eliminate or minimize the risk of head injury before requiring the worker to wear safety headgear

News
August 30, 2021  

Federal parties prescribe health measures on the campaign trail

By Jim Bronskill OTTAWA — Health issues dominated the

Voice
August 23, 2021  

Workplace vaccine mandates require delicate balance

Fear, political distrust do not warrant accommodation under current circumstances

News
August 16, 2021  

Saskatchewan requesting input on OH&S provisions of employment act

The Government of Saskatchewan is engaging the public to

Voice
August 9, 2021  

Creative sentencing penalties can improve workplace safety

Unique process a way to address restoration by linking punitive measures to improved OH&S outcomes, and industry-wide learning