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Serious insight for serious situations.

Serious insight for serious situations.

I Thought Training Was Supposed to Fix This

Two years ago, I attended a Compliance and Ethics Academy in Chicago and was certified as a Compliance and Ethics Professional. Since then, I regularly review publications and articles about compliance systems throughout North America and am often struck by the consistent manner in which training requirements and initiatives impact workplaces when they are included

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July 1 Deadline for Mandatory OH&S Awareness Training Quickly Approaching

By July 1, 2014, all employers operating in the Province of Ontario – regardless of their industry sector, and regardless of their size – must have met the requirement to provide their workers and supervisors with occupational health and safety awareness training, pursuant to Ontario Regulation 297/13. That Regulation came into effect in November of

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Harassment: The Saskatchewan Experience

Is Saskatchewan, birthplace of Tommy Douglas, the co-operative movement, and curling champions galore, a hotbed of harassment? In 2007, Saskatchewan amended its Occupational Health and Safety Act to address workplace violence and personal harassment. This made Saskatchewan the second province in the country to extend this type of protection to employees. The first province was

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Employee Charged for Failure to Report Unsafe Work

An Ontario employee has been charged under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) for allegedly not reporting a dangerous work situation. The employee, a City of Ottawa (“City”) worker, was present while a private contractor was hooking up connections for a new development site to the city’s water and sewer systems. Also present

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