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Webinar | Paid Training

What to do When the OHS Inspector Arrives

Occupational Health and Safety & Workers Compensation Group Webinar
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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


1/2 day


9:30 am - 12:30 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 follow after registration


  • Only credits will be offered as refunds will no longer be issued as of April 2021
  • No credits will be issued for no shows
  • No credits will be issued for cancellations less than 24 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 24 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

Event contact

Nick Fan Marketing Events Specialist +1 416 868 3511