Regulatory Health and Safety Practice Group
Our Regulatory, Health and Safety lawyers have extensive experience defending employers, officers, directors, contractors, subcontractors, supervisors and employees in regulatory prosecutions. If you have been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Employment Standards Act, 2000, Environmental Protection Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), or other regulatory statute contact your DSF Regulatory, Health and Safety lawyer. Our Regulatory, Health and Safety lawyers provide clients with experience and expertise in the following areas:
Regulatory Prosecutions and Charges
We represent employers, officers, directors, contractors, owners, landlords, supervisors and employees in regulatory prosecutions. We have extensive experience dealing with matters under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Employment Standards Act, 2000, Canada Labour Code, Environmental Protection Act, and Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). We also defend employers and individuals charged under the Criminal Code for criminal negligence involving a workplace accident.
We also represent corporations and individuals before administrative bodies like the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Our Regulatory, Health and Safety lawyers advise on appealing orders issued by government inspectors and officers.
Advice, Policies and Training
We provide day-to-day advice on regulatory health and safety compliance including when to discipline employees for failing to comply with regulatory health and safety policies and procedures. We also advise directors and officers on responsibilities under regulatory statutes to ensure corporate compliance with applicable federal and provincial laws.
Our Regulatory, Health and Safety lawyers review and help draft effective policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance. Some of the areas that we provide policies and training include:
- Due Diligence for Directors, Officers and Supervisors
- Business Code of Conduct
- Emergency & Pandemic Planning
- Health and Safety
- Workplace Violence and Harassment
- Managing Regulatory Investigations to Reduce Risk and Liability
Audits and Investigations
We assist corporations in conducting audits (including health & safety and pay practices audits) to reduce risk and liability. We also conduct investigations and provide advice after an incident so that a corporation, director or officer can properly defend any regulatory charges.
For further information or assistance on Regulatory Compliance and Occupational Health and Safety matters or offences, please contact one of our Regulatory Health and Safety lawyers listed on the right by clicking on their name.