New rules

Occupational health and safety training By Jeremy Warning and Ryan Edmonds In early December 2010 the report of the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health and...

A world of red tape

From good intentions to filling out forms The premise of industrial design is, generally speaking, that of providing a benefit to somebody. Somebodies, actually. The...

Death sentences

Criminalization of workplace accidents By Jeremy Warning On Sept. 4, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in the sentence appeal in R....

Design saved my life

Doing some good with our craft The first thought that came to me, after the impact, came as a question: I wonder if that’s fixable?...

Due diligence

A good story told through documents By Jeremy Warning It is commonly understood that a party charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act can avoid...

DLMcK

Legacy lives beyond nice Father’s Day is supposed to be a time of reflection. At this recent opportunity, my thoughts wandered to include someone who...

Unpaid work

Recently, Canadian media have been examining the experiences of people, often students or those at the very outset of their working careers, who work...

Spring freshet

Wooden toy charts the course of a career We all got our start as woodworkers somewhere. Somehow. Some occurrence, possibly quite by chance, got us...

Compensation benefits

Risks of dismissing a worker By Daniel Mayer Dismissing a worker who is receiving loss of earnings (“LOE”) benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board...

Ruling on car wash

Training and supervision By Jeremy Warning On November 30, 2012, the Ontario Court of Justice released its decision in R. v. 679052 Ontario Limited (c.o.b. as...