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In-Person Seminar | Paid Training

The Westray Bill 15 Years Later

Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group, Occupational, Health and Safety Prevention Services, Occupational Health and Safety & Workers Compensation Group
When (ET)
Where Fasken
333 Bay St., Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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The new crime of Occupational Health & Safety (“OHS”) Criminal Negligence established by the Westray Bill, on March 31, 2004, was a landmark legal development in Canada. 15 years later, it has changed the legal risk associated with workplace accidents. This half day seminar will cover the following regarding the Westray Bill:

  • The duties on corporations and “senior officers”
  • The criminal penalties for non-compliance
  • Judicial interpretation of key aspects of the law
  • How to prepare/react to a criminal investigation into a workplace accident
  • How to best comply with OHS regulatory and criminal in the workplace

Norm Keith, LL.M., CRSP, is a senior partner at Fasken and is the author of Workplace Health & Safety Crimes (4th edition, Lexis Nexis) and Canadian Health & Safety Law (Canada Law Book).


  • Half day


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am -12:00 pm Program


Managers, supervisors, OHS professionals, in-house legal counsel, human resource and operation managers.


This is an in-person only course.


UPDATE: We apologize for the inconvenience but the course is now cancelled. 


  • No refunds or credits for no shows
  • No refunds or credits for cancelations less than 48 hours before a course
  • Participants can request a one-time deferral and the credit must be used before the end of the calendar year. Requests for a deferral must be made 48 hours prior to the start of the course. If the course is only offered once that year, the credit can be applied to another OHS course within that same calendar year
  • In the event that Fasken cancels a course, the participant can choose either a credit or a refund for the course amount
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.

Event contact

Nick Fan Marketing Events Specialist +1 416 868 3511