OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor

OHS Inspections vs Investigations: Understanding Employer Rights

September 4, 2019
OHS legislation across Canada provides OHS regulators with very broad powers to exercise when inspecting a workplace. A key limit on those powers arises where the regulator has moved from inspecting the workplace to investigating an OHS offence. This article helps employers understand their rights when interacting with OHS regulators and the corresponding steps employers should take when an OHS inspection may have become an investigation.