Worksite News quotes Toronto lawyer Norm Keith in an article regarding the concern for organizations that violate OHS policies and the potential dangers that arise as consequences.
“In addition to the personal dangers workers face when employers are not adequately educated and trained, failing to comply with OHS requirements leaves organizations at risk of regulatory investigations, damaging charges, costly fines and even jail terms,” said Norm Keith, Partner at Fasken Martineau and leading occupational health and safety defense lawyer in Canada. “Many Canadian employers are still unaware of the legislation’s details, and are unclear about their legal rights in situations that are ever evolving and often tricky.”
“Establishing effective and customized OHS policies and procedures is the first step in creating a lasting commitment to safety,” continued Norm Keith. “By training and auditing on OHS compliance, Fasken Martineau is able to help organizations build and maintain healthy workplaces that prioritize the wellbeing of employees, while mitigating costly penalties and criminal charges that may accompany OHS violations.”