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OHSLaw Institute

Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group, Environmental, Health and Safety Prevention Services, Occupational Health and Safety & Workers Compensation Group (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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Health and safety compliance is critical for every employer in Ontario.  Employers have a legal obligation to ensure managers and supervisors are "competent" under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). This one-day course will provide attendees with a working knowledge of the OHSA.   It will also provide managers and supervisors with practical knowledge regarding OHS legal compliance and how to establish due diligence by implementing an OHS management system. Participants will also learn about the Bill C-45 amendments to the Criminal Code and “lessons-to-be-learned” from the Metron case.  Finally, attendees will participate in a Mock Trial exercise to apply the knowledge they have learned in an enjoyable learning experience based on a real court case.

This course is designed by Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., CRSP, a leading regulatory, employment and white collar defence lawyer and author of Canadian Health & Safety Law, and his team of OHS Consultants at Fasken Martineau. The course focuses on:

  • Part I: The OHSA Internal and External Responsibility Systems
  • Part II: The Industrial Establishments Reg. Interpretation and Application
  • Part III: OHSA, enforcement and Due Diligence
  • Part IV: What to Do when the MOL Inspector Arrives
  • Part V: Bill C-45: Overview and Lessons Learned from Metron case
  • Part VI: Mock Trial Exercise

The session will include short case studies, from real life situations in the industry, taught by lawyers and Consultants from Canada’s leading OHS practice at Fasken Martineau, a leading business and litigation firm.

This course meets the requirements of Ontario’s Regulation O. Reg. 297/13 “Basic OHS Awareness Training for Supervisors”, which came into effect on July 1, 2014.


  • 1 Day


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Program
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


Managers, supervisors, OHS professionals in-house legal counsel, human resources and operations managers.


This is an in-person seminar.


The cost of this seminar is $295 plus HST per registrant.

For more information:

Cassandra Patrick
Events Specialist
+1 416 943 8976