Sep 29, 2021  By John Hyde

A cautionary tale in contracting out compliance with the OHSA
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision in which the City of Sudbury was found to have potentially attracted liability under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA or the “Act”) after supposedly assigning all aspects of a project to a contractor. This decision provides an interesting analysis of the role different parties play in construction projects, as well as the subsequent responsibilities and potential liabilities that follow.

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