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WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Employer obligations - Safety of workplace - Legislation - Interpretation - Liability - Of employer - Safety equipment and apparel - Offences and enforcement

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 8:31 AM  

Appeal by the Ministry of Labour from an Ontario Court of Justice decision upholding an acquittal for Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) offences. A worker died after falling from a temporary welding platform while working at the factory of the respondent employer, Quinton Steel. Quinton Steel was charged under the s. 25(2)(a) of the Act with failing to inform, instruct and supervise a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker, and under s. 25(2)(h) of the Act with failing to take every...