On-Demand Webcast: An Employer’s Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act


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Starts:09/21/2017 8:00 AM

Ends:09/21/2056 8:00 AM

1 Hour Hour(s)

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Unsure about an employer's obligations and liabilities under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act?  This is the program for you. We will discuss the basic duties of employers and workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, along with areas of occupational health and safety law where employers tend to attract liability. We will also provide instruction on how to implement recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Essentially, this program will help you understand and navigate Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act. We will discuss the most important takeaways of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for employers, including aspects of the legislation that employers tend to forget or misinterpret most often.  We will also discuss recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act made within the past year and provide suggestions on how to implement these tips easily.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how the Occupational Health and Safety Act is set out
  • Understand the main goals of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Knowledge of the most important duties for employers, and workers, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Knowledge of the ways in which employers tend to attract liability under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Understanding of recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and how to implement these changes easily

 

Who should attend?

Human resources professionals with low to intermediate familiarity with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

Speaker bio(s)
Simone Ostrowski, Associate Lawyer, Whitten & Lublin

Simone Ostrowski is a workplace lawyer who knows how to excel at her work. As a workplace lawyer and litigator at Whitten & Lublin, Simone assists employees and employers in all aspects of workplace law, including:

​- Wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, harassment complaints, human rights and discrimination claims, labour union disputes, occupational health and safety laws, privacy matters and social media issues.

- Simone also regularly advises employers regarding severance packages, employment contracts, workplace policies, workplace training, workplace investigations and disability management.​

Simone has argued cases at all levels of the courts in Ontario including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and various matters in front of labour arbitrators.​​