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Canadian Health and Safety Law: A Comprehensive Guide to the Statutes, Policies and Case Law (Print + ProView online)
By: Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., C.R.S.P
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This service, available online in EmploymentSource and in print, provides detailed coverage of occupational health and safety law in every jurisdiction in Canada – provincial, federal and territorial. It reviews health and safety law thematically and includes commentary, case law and practical analysis. It clearly sets out the statutes and regulations required for a solid understanding of your client's obligations, and each court and tribunal decision helps you determine how to reduce or avoid liability. Must-know information includes:
  • The internal responsibility system
  • The requirements for workplace joint health and safety committees and health and safety representatives
  • The legal defence of due diligence
  • Statutes, regulations, policy and case law that make up Canadian health and safety law
  • The right to refuse unsafe work
  • The authority of government inspectors in the workplace
  • Judicial interpretation of the statutes and regulations
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Restrictions regarding smoking in the workplace
  • Transportation of dangerous goods in Canada
  • Alcohol and drugs in the workplace … and much more.
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About the Author
Norm Keith, B.A., J.D., LL.M., C.R.S.P., is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He specializes in occupational health and safety law, wrongful dismissal litigation and workers' compensation and advises on matters including labour and employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Keith has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leader in his field. He is also the first lawyer practising in Canada to achieve the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (C.R.S.P.) designation. Mr. Keith has authored/co-authored many books on employment and labour law, such as: A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Compliance in Alberta (2007), A Practical Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Compliance in Ontario, Third Edition (2006), Canadian Health and Safety Law: A Comprehensive Guide to the Statutes, Policies and Case Law (1997 and updated annually), Ontario Health and Safety Law: A Complete Guide to the Law and Procedures, with Digest of Cases (1989 and updated annually), Human Resources Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence, Second Edition (2010) and Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual: A Guide to the Law and Practice (Carswell, 2007).