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Occupational Health and Safety

Health and safety are crucial issues to unions and employees. We use health and safety legislation and grievance arbitration creatively to ensure the protection of employees in their workplaces in the short and long term.

Our services include:

  • advising clients on the requirements of the Canada Labour Code and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act including the operation of health and safety committees, and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS);
  • advising clients on dealing with work refusals and obtaining Inspector’s orders under occupational health and safety laws;
  • showing clients how to enforce these laws, and how to use innovative and proactive approaches to protecting people in the workplace;
  • defending union members and individuals against quasi-criminal charges for alleged violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.