Saturday, December 30, 2006

workplace safety: all hat and no cattle

Courts take companies to task for poor safety record - By Eric Beauchesne, Canwest News Service
OTTAWA - Canada's worsening workplace-safety record is putting more than workers at risk, as the courts are cracking down on companies and supervisors deemed not to have done enough to protect their workers and others, legal and safety officials say.

Prosecutors are seeking, and judges are imposing, higher fines against companies and supervisors, says Toronto lawyer Peter Brady, a partner at McCarthy Tetrault, who deals with occupational health and safety issues.

''What five years ago would have been a fine of $30,000 or $40,000 is now upward of $100,000,'' Brady says. ''That kind of multiplier is being applied across the board.

''Companies have to have their due-diligence ducks in a row,'' he says.

Brady's warning follows a recent report that on average nearly five Canadians died every single working day last year because of a work-related accident or illness.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are only worthy of the scorn and contempt of your brothers and sisters you clac wannabes. I wonder what the stats on camp and bar beatings are for cmaw clac guys who crawl and scurry like diseased rats on building trades jobs. I spit on you degenerate judas cep fucks!

Safety Manager said...

Construction safety is much important because the labor are working in the construction site have the fear to lose their life so .Contractor should appoint the safety manager or safety supervisor to ensure the labor safety.

EcornerLearning said...

Construction safety should really have all the necessary safety courses like the TDG Training.