Tag | Bill C45
Written by Cheryl Edwards 28 May 2008
By way of reminder, Bill C-45 amended the Criminal Code to create new duties and possible criminal liability for individuals and organizations, which include corporations. Because of the complexity of these Criminal Code requirements, and the amount of time that has been passed since they became law in March 2004, answers to key questions about Bill C-45 amendments are set out below, as follows.
Excerpts from the Alberta Federation of Labour
A new report by the Auditor General of Alberta suggests that the province needs to drastically improve its approach to worker safety.
The semi-annual report, released on April 14 by Merwan Saher, the province’s acting auditor general, identifies a number of concerns surrounding the province’s enforcement of occupational health and safety legislation. “A small but high-risk group of employers consistently fail to comply with OHS orders, often despite numerous re-inspections” by Alberta Employment and Immigration (AEI), Saher writes. In addition, he points out that “half of those employers that persistently fail to comply with the OHS Act also continue to hold a valid Certificate of Recognition (COR), and continue to have elevated injury rates among their workers.”