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Occupational Health & Safety

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Last week we began looking at the recently published federal Work Place Harassment and Violence Regulations (Regulations).   The Regulations contain requirements on federally regulated employers to comply with their obligations under the Canada Labour Code (CLC) harassment and violence prevention...

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Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, received Royal Assent on October 25, 2018. Bill C-65 will be force on...

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  • Photo: "6 feet" by artnoose is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Amid fears over corona virus and declarations of emergency, many employers moved away from physical workplaces, toward either requiring employees to work remotely from home, or allowing employees to take leaves of absence. British Columbia’s state of emergency has now been...

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  • Photo: "Coronavirus Research" by danielfoster437 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
In March, 2020, concerns began to mount over covid-19. We heard that certain group gatherings resulted in outbreaks of the virus. Some of these events involved health care professionals.  An Alberta outbreak was traced to an Edmonton curling bonspiel. More than...

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“Driver in Humboldt crash wasn't distracted at time of collision with bus, document says” read the headline. It reminds me of a joke my mother, a Saskatchewan resident, tells:   “A small car and a semi collided. The driver of the semi...

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  • Photo: "Canada Post Truck" by Duncan Rawlinson - Duncan.co - @thelastminute is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 http://Duncan.co/canada-post-truck
Last week, we looked at the much anticipated Vavilov decision, in which the Supreme Court of Canada rewrote the analytical framework to be applied in judicial reviews of administrative decisions. The Court applied this new framework in the second decision, Bell...

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  • Image: "Search." by Jeffrey Beall is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
When an organization becomes aware of a potential problem, such as sexual harassment, discrimination, drug use or trafficking, embezzlement or safety violations, one of the first things to do is investigate. Whether you are a complainant, an employee under investigation, a...

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  • DRUGS, ALCOHOL & WORK
Are you an employer with workers who may perform safety sensitive activities, but without a drug and alcohol policy and testing regime in place? Do you work with one or more colleagues who may perform safety sensitive activities? If so, and...

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