Increasingly aggressive enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act ("OHSA") and trade registration requirements in the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 by the relatively new Ontario College of Trades ("OCOT") have made it more challenging to manage a profitable construction project.
OHS Inspectors have the power to attend, inspect, intervene, and prosecute under the OHSA. OCOT Inspectors also have the power, among other things, to enter a work premises, examine documents, and remove and copy documents relating to trade qualifications. Both types of inspectors can recommend charges and issue tickets for offences.
This seminar will provide attendees with a clear, concise, and comprehensive understanding of your rights and responsibilities under the OHSA and the OCOTAA. Attendees will learn about OHS and OCOT Inspectors' legal authority, and the limits on their authority under the OHSA, the OCOT, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Attendees will also learn about their obligations to provide information to these inspectors and to report accidents and incidents to the Ministry of Labour ("MOL"), and the rights to appeal certain Orders.
Who Should Attend:
Project managers, superintendents, and construction company executives will all benefit from this seminar dealing with these important issues.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Norm Keith, Partner is counsel and trusted advisor to clients in numerous industries, and has represented a variety of public emergency services and all levels of government from Municipalities to the Federal Government. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of courts including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Shane Todd, Senior Associate advises provincially and federally regulated employers in the public and private sector on labour, employment, occupational health and safety, and human rights matters. He also regularly represents employers before arbitrators, mediators, administrative tribunals, and courts.