Complimentary WV Webinar – Preventing and Addressing Workplace Accidents

June 20, 2018 Wilson Vukelich LLP

The provincial government has amended the Occupational Health and Safety Act to allow for prosecutions to be commenced up to a year after the Ministry’s inspector(s) learn of an accident. As such, employers may face a prosecution years after the accident occurred. In addition, the provincial government has increased the fines that may be imposed. Individuals may now be subject to a fine of $100,000, per count (as opposed to $25,000), in addition to imprisonment for up to 12 months. Corporations may be subject to a fine of $1,500,000, per count (as opposed to $500,000).


In light of the above, it is even more important now that employers take the time to prevent and properly respond to workplace accidents.


During this webinar, we will review:

  • What should be included in your Safe Work Handbook;
  • What training should be provided to your employees;
  • How to identify workplace hazards;
  • How to respond to workplace accidents; and
  • When do workplace accidents need to be reported, and to whom.

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