Complimentary Webinar

Managing Officer and Director Personal Liability Risk for OHS Violations and WCB Claims

Event Summary

Officers and directors of Canadian corporations have important occupational health and safety (OHS) statutory responsibilities, and are also required to exercise the reasonable care necessary to stop reckless violations by the corporation that amount to criminal negligence. This personal responsibility and resulting potential liability is increasing – and can result in high fines or jail time.

Recently, we have seen a renewed focus on the pursuit of individual officers and directors by regulators for OHS violations. Also risk with respect to workers’ compensation claims. Employers who fail to recognize this trend, and take proactive measures, are exposing their officers and directors to tremendous potential risk.

Join our National OHS (and WCB) Group members as we review the legal obligations of officers and directors, recent trends,  and the strategies that should be employed to prevent corporate and personal liability for OHS, workers’ compensation and criminal safety-based offences. We will address:

  • Recent Director and Officer fines at close to the maximum penalty in Ontario and approaches announced by prosecutor
  • Increased penalties (up to $1.5 million dollars personally per charge) in Ontario
  • Fines and Penalties in Alberta and BC generally


This webinar will be of interest to senior management, health and safety team members, human resources leaders and in-house counsel tasked with supporting continuing compliance with OHS and workers’ compensation requirements in the workplace.

We hope you can join us for this complimentary session that will assist you with effectively managing corporate director/officer liability.

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