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The maze of regulations related to workplace health & safety can be overwhelming. Yet your bottom line and reputation depend on successfully navigating these legal complexities.

That’s why companies from all business sectors turn to McCarthy Tétrault for advice. With offices across the country, we offer integrated service on health & safety matters to Canadian and foreign-based companies doing business in Canada. At the same time, our deep knowledge of provincial laws allows us to surpass boutique firms in providing expert advice specific to the local realities of your business no matter where you operate in Canada.

Our team comprises some of the pre-eminent lawyers in the field who can help you in all three areas of health & safety:  

Occupational Health & Safety
We can:

  • advise you about complying with federal and provincial regulations and avoiding costly disputes;
  • represent you with respect to compliance and stop orders, including appeals to tribunals; and
  • manage investigations and defend charges.

Workplace Safety and Insurance/Workers’ Compensation
We can:  

  • help you stay current with the constantly changing requirements of workplace safety and insurance;
  • assess your liabilities in the areas of return to work obligations, the duty to accommodate, labour market re-entry and entitlement to benefits;
  • assist with audits and investigations by government bodies; and
  • represent you, if necessary, in prosecutions or appeals.

Public Health & Safety
We can:

  • help you understand and minimize your public health & safety liabilities;
  • represent you before coroner’s inquests and public inquiries; and
  • assist with other litigation, such as class action claims.

Environmental and health & safety issues often go hand in hand. We help you address these complex needs seamlessly with the convenience of one highly skilled Environmental Health & Safety team. Many of our workplace health & safety specialists have extensive experience in environmental issues and are steeped in the emerging and existing legislation and case law. 

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For more information, please contact:


Will Cascadden
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Jacques Rousse
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Pierre Jolin
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Ben Ratelband
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