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Regulatory Compliance and Defence

Toronto Occupational Health and Safety Act Lawyer

We have considerable experience handling investigations, enforcement and prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and dealing with inspectors, lawyers, and representatives of the Ministry of Labor (“MOL”). Our clients include employers, organizations, large and small-scale developers, residential and commercial builders, contractors and sub-contractors regulated by the OHSA.

We have the legal knowledge and related experience to identify problems and solve them with minimum time and cost in order to maintain our client’s business and reputation in a competitive market. Given our experience as former prosecutors and external legal counsel for related regulators, we have the particular knowledge of the various challenges to compliance in this area. This also makes us particularly effective to fight back against MOL prosecutions and represent, advise and support organization and management in provincial and federal matters.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Represented numerous employers and charged with offences under occupational health and safety legislation
  • Represented employers and organizations at Coroner’s Inquests including but not limited to seeking standing for individuals and organizations affected by the Inquest’s mandate, preparing clients for testifying at Inquests and making submissions and recommendations to the Coroner’s jury
  • Advised employers and organizations regarding response to compliance orders and appeals of compliance orders 
  • Advised employers and organizations on accident response strategy, including requests by inspectors for witness statements and production of investigation reports
  • Advised employers and organizations on conducting workplace violence risk assessments and preparing and implementing workplace violence prevention policies
  • Advised employers and organizations on the development and implementation of contractor management programs
  • Provided advice and opinions regarding compliance with occupational health and safety laws
  • Drafted safety policies and procedures

24/7 ASSISTANCE

In the event of an emergency, organizations and management can reach our experienced OHS lawyers any day or time through our office at 416-583-2377. We are capable of providing immediate assistance and support, including strategic and legal advice in the event of a serious workplace accident, stop work or compliance order or any other urgent OHS matters.

NEWS/ARTICLES

Occupational Health and Safety and the Criminal Code