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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: A New Wave of WSIB Claims for Chronic Mental Stress

On May 17, 2017, Bill 127 (Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act) received Royal Assent. The Bill modified the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to allow WSIB benefits for workers who suffer from chronic mental stress in the course of their employment. In advance of Bill 127 coming into force on January 1, 2018, the WSIB released

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Proposed Changes to ESA and OHSA May Mean Additional Obligations for Employers

Picking up on the recent amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act via Bill 132 which addressed workplace harassment and sexual harassment, a new proposed bill may now require employers to provide leave, accommodation, and training with respect to domestic and sexual violence. What constitutes domestic violence and sexual violence? This new bill –

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Occupational Health & Safety Aboard the Millennium Falcon (and the Cosmic Definition of “Workplace” Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act)

As an occupational health & safety lawyer and a Star Wars fan, a recent news report regarding an incident aboard the legendary Millennium Falcon naturally caught my attention. In that regard, British occupational health & safety authorities announced last month that criminal charges had been issued against Foodles Production (UK) Ltd. (“Foodles”, which is a

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Sunrise Propane Explosion Results in $5.3 million in Fines

It has been more than 7 years since a series of colossal explosions at Sunrise Propane lit up Toronto’s night sky, killing one worker and forcing the evacuation of thousands of neighbouring residents. Investigators traced the origin of the tragedy to vapours being ignited during a dangerous (and illegal) truck-to-truck transfer of propane; and prosecutors

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