Each of the fourteen jurisdictions in Canada has its own occupational health and safety legislation. Federal legislation only covers employees of the federal government and corporations across Canada. In each province or territory, there is an act that applies to most workplaces within that region, typically known as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. For example, if your construction business is operating out of Toronto, you would refer to the Occupational Health and Safety Act established by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
It is in the employer’s best interest to prevent, eliminate, and minimize hazards on their jobsites as best as possible. As a construction law firm dedicated to handling all matters related to the construction industry, Cotney Canada is prepared to provide you with any legal counsel you may need to establish a safe workplace for your workers. We can also represent you in safety matters, such as handling inspections and drafting and updating safety manuals to ensure they are compliant with the relevant regulations.