When an OHS Inspector arrives at the workplace or calls on the phone, many employers do not know what to do and what are their legal rights. This has been made more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Occupational Health & Safety Act (“OHSA”) both authorizes and provides limits on the authority of OHS inspectors. This seminar was updated to deal with the quickly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on workplace safety and to answer questions about their rights and responsibilities during an OHS inspectors investigation. Whether an OHS Inspector arrives for a routine inspection, whistleblower complaint, work refusal, a COVID-19 related compliant or an accident investigation, know your rights and responsibilities.
The program will address the following topics and more:
- Review of OHS Inspector's legal authority
- New investigation mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Reporting obligations when there is a workplace accident, illness or fatality
- Public Health Authorities and WSIB referral to OHS Inspectors during COVID-19
- Charter rights to be free from unreasonable search seizure
- Charter right to retain and instruct legal counsel
- OHS Inspector's power to investigate work refusal and issue orders
- Referrals of COVID-19 cases to Public Health Authorities
- Employer's right to appeal OHS Inspector Orders and Requirements
- OHS Inspectors role in prosecutions under the OHSA
This program will be conducted as a live webinar
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET) Program
Managers, supervisors, OHS professionals, in-house legal counsel and business owners
This half day course costs $195 + HST per registrant.
A secured online payment link will be emailed after registration.