Staying compliant with the regulations and laws that govern occupational health and safety (OHS) matters requires a partner that can provide practical, strategic and tactical advice. Under provincial legislation, employers are required to take various steps to prevent their employees from suffering harm within their workplaces, to contribute to their care in the event of injury, and to respond reasonably to employee concerns regarding occupational safety or requests for accommodation.
WeirFoulds has extensive experience advising employers, senior executives, supervisors and health and safety committees on a range of workplace safety matters. We counsel clients on their compliance obligations under workplace safety legislation, employment standards acts and human rights codes. We also help clients prepare and update their workplace policies in accordance with health, safety and anti-harassment laws.
In the event that employees raise concerns regarding occupational safety, are injured within the workplace, or suffer from short or long-term disability, we advise employers on how to respond and, where appropriate, accommodate their employees’ needs. We also represent clients in hearings before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.