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Ontario’s New Mandatory OHS Awareness Training: What’s Required and How to Comply?

The regulation enabling Ontario’s new mandatory OHS awareness and training scheme went live on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Ontario Regulation No. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) (the “Regulation”) requires employers covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) to ensure that all workers and supervisors complete a basic OHS awareness training…

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When a Pool is just a Pool: ONCA Overturns Blue Mountain

“Sometimes a swimming pool is just a swimming pool.” So says the Ontario Court of Appeal in handing down its highly anticipated decision in Blue Mountain Resorts Limited v. Ontario (The Ministry of Labour and The Ontario Labour Relations Board), which overturns the decisions of the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Labour Relations Board…

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