Non-Worker Injuries May Result in OHS Fines

Regardless of whether or not they work for you or at the site, employers should ensure protection of any persons on or near their worksite.

A broad interpretation of OHS statutes allows regulators across Canada to begin enforcing proceedings for workplace incidents involving non-workers, and that’s just what they’re doing.

All Canadian jurisdictions have a version of a general duty clause in their H&S legislation that requires the employer to take all reasonable precautions for the protection of workers, read more from the Canadian Occupational Safety magazine on the topic here.