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WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
Norman A. Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.B., CRSP
In 2016, over 240,000 workplace accidents in Canada resulted in workers receiving compensation for their injuries, and over a thousand workplace fatalities occurred that year, according to statistics compiled by the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada. The health and safety of workers are protected by legislation at either the federal or provincial/territorial level, depending on the sector in which they work. This title examines the wide range of employment and labour law-based rules and regulations aimed at protecting workers, from handling hazardous substances to preventing harassment in the workplace.
Topics covered include:
- Duties of workplace stakeholders
- Internal responsibility system
- Hazardous substances legislation
- Joint health and safety committees
- Right to refuse unsafe work
- Administration and enforcement
- Offences and penalties
Jeffery Wilson, B.A., LL.B. & Emma Rhodes, B.A.(Hons.), LL.B.
In the criminal justice system, offences committed by children are generally prosecuted under a separate regime, governed by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. There are significant differences regarding the maximum penalties available in youth court, and the identity of an alleged offender is generally subject to a publication ban. There are also special legal considerations when children are the victims of crime, including with respect to evidence given by child witnesses, and compensation for criminal injuries. This title thoroughly examines all aspects of crimes by children and against children.
Topics covered include:
- Crimes by children
- Right to counsel
- Admissibility of statements
- Privacy rights
- Crimes against children
- Accommodation and privacy of child witnesses
- Compensation for child victims
Table of contents
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY
I. Legislative Scheme
2. Statutory and Regulatory Framework
II. General Requirements
1. Internal Responsibility System
2. Duties of Workplace Stakeholders
III. Specific Requirements
1. Hazardous Substances
2. Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews
3. Machine Guarding
4. Materials Handling and Ergonomics
5. Lockout and Tagout
6. Fall Protection
7. Personal Protective Equipment
8. Confined Spaces
10. Fire Protection
11. Maintenance and Repairs
12. Emergency Response
13. Workplace Violence and Harassment
IV. Health and Safety Committees and Representatives
1. Joint Health and Safety Committees
2. Other Committees
3. Health and Safety Representatives
V. Work Refusals
1. Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
3. Legislated Work Stoppage in Ontario
4. No Reprisals by Employer
VI. Administration and Enforcement
1. Inspectors and Officers
2. Inspections and Investigations
4. Incident Reporting Requirements
5. Scene of Incident
VII. Offences and Penalties
1. Nature of Regulatory Offences
2. Proof of Offence
3. Limitation Periods
VIII. Criminal Law
1. General Criminal Negligence
2. OHS Criminal Negligence
I. Crimes by Children
1. Governing Statute
2. Extrajudicial Measures
3. Legal Counsel
4. Admissibility of Statements
5. Parental Right to Notice
6. Detention and Release Pending Hearing
7. Pre-Sentence and Assessment Reports
8. Not Criminally Responsible and Unfit to Stand Trial
9. Guilty Plea
10. Trial by Judge and Jury
13. Privacy Rights of Alleged Offenders
14. Contempt of Court
15. Provincial Legislation
II. Crimes Against Children
2. Accommodation of Child Witnesses: Criminal Proceedings
3. Privacy Rights of Child Witnesses
4. Compensation for Child Victims of Crime