Carey O’Connor Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter Article About Employer Responsibilities Around Occupational Health and Safety
Canadian HR Reporter interviewed Hicks Morley’s Carey O’Connor for an article titled, “Supreme Court clarifies employer responsibilities around OHS.”
Carey addresses a number of key takeaways for human resources professionals following the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury (City). Noting the importance of role clarity, Carey says, “Now’s the time to evaluate who’s responsible for what. Ultimately, the starting point is to sit down and talk about the current division of responsibility between your institution and your general contractor in terms of who’s responsible for what in safety, clearly define that, and make an evaluation of whether that makes sense in light of the decision. And that’s going to be a highly contextual and individualized analysis, which is why I recommend engaging a professional.”
Read more about the decision and Carey’s insights in the full article.