Sundeep Gokhale
Lisa Bolton

Preparing for Workplace Inspections – Know Your Rights and Obligations

What you can do to prepare for health and safety inspections at your workplace

Sundeep Gokhale and Lisa Bolton, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

A Ministry of Labour ordered inspection can sometimes lead to hefty fines or, in the event of egregious health and safety violations, even jail time. It is therefore essential that organizations prepare for the possibility of an inspection to gain better control of the outcome. In this seminar we will discuss the ins and outs of Ontario Ministry of Labour inspections and how you can start preparing right now for future visits.

Topics covered will include:

· Types of Ontario Ministry of Labour inspections/audits and the scope of an officer’s power to inspect a workplace.
· Your legal obligation to produce information during an inspection/audit.
· Performing a self-audit to better ensure a smooth inspection/audit.
· The “Dos and Don’ts” of inspection/audit day.

PRESENTERS: Sundeep Gokhale and Lisa Bolton, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Sundeep and Lisa are lawyers at Sherrard Kuzz LLP, a Toronto based law firm specializing in management side labour and employment law. They represent unionized and non-unionized clients, operating in both the public and private sectors, ranging in complexity of operations from small, single-location, single-business enterprises to large, diverse, multi-site, multinational corporations.