Occupational Health and Safety
Koskie Minsky’s Labour Lawyers provide trade unions and workers with a wide range of advice and representation in occupational health and safety matters. We regularly act for our clients before the Ontario Labour Relations Board with respect to matters connected with Orders of Ministry of Labour Inspectors, including both Appeals and Requests for Suspension of Orders. We regularly act for trade unions and workers in complaints against employers alleging reprisal for health and safety activity.
We pioneered the use of Interim relief applications in connection with health and safety proceedings. We also provide counsel to our clients with respect to matters relating to the establishment and governance of effective health and safety institutions within the work place, such as Joint Health and Safety Committees.
Our Labour Lawyers are frequent speakers and commentators on matters of health and safety law and policy. Our expertise and experience in health and safety matters is a valuable asset to the rest of our Labour Law practice, including collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, workers’ compensation and labour board proceedings.