Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm, EST

Serious and fatal accidents, and even high risk violations of OHS laws, can happen in the “safest” of workplaces, and at any time. Are your human resources, health and safety and frontline management prepared to manage or assist with a response plan, or will the approach to the crisis at the workplace lead to greater legal liability and negative publicity, disruption, than necessary? Join us for a complimentary national update on all of the key legal and practical issues, and best management strategies, featuring our experienced and specialized OHS practitioners from Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Halifax.

The webinar panelists will discuss the following:

  • Managing the most serious and high risk incidents – step by step
  • Understanding the current level of OHS legal risk – nationally
  • Legal powers of enforcers and key immediate obligations – important differences nationally
  • Recommended accident response plans and the role of accident response coordinator/point of contact
  • When and where detailed written accident reports must be submitted
  • Internal accident investigations and work product protected by privilege
  • Retaining experts to attend the scene and protecting reports with privilege
  • Managing challenges to your privileged investigation and documents – an increasing risk
  • Managing regulators and enforcers on scene and their investigations – OHS, other provincial regulators involved, coroner’s office, police
  • Managing search warrants when the police or OHS regulators arrive
  • What must be shared with workers, joint committees, worker representatives
  • Best practices for managing the media

Presenters
Cheryl A. Edwards, Toronto Office
Loretta Bouwmeester, Calgary Office
Paul McLean, Vancouver Office
Kyle MacIsaac, Halifax Office