Occupational Health & Safety
The lawyers of McLennan Ross have been at the forefront of Occupational Health and Safety law for decades. We have the experience companies need to navigate provincial and federal OHS matters in a range of sectors, including the high-risk industries of construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and forestry. When it comes to any issue of workplace safety, you can rest assured we have seen it before.
Our OHS practice group has two main goals: prevention and protection.
We know employers are committed to workplace safety. Our number one goal is to help clients prevent accidents and their serious repercussions by providing valuable and strategic advice on workplace safety policies and practices as well as compliance issues under OHS legislation.
We offer a complete range of services and programs to help our clients, including both owner-operated companies and service providers. We offer a due diligence program that assists clients in designing a safety and risk management plan to minimize the risk of serious workplace accidents and prosecution.
We offer customized in-house OHS seminars for employers to give them the information they need. We provide answers to questions on a company’s terms and in their own facilities in custom-made seminars to suit each company’s unique workplace.
Even with full commitments to safety, something can still go wrong and an accident can happen. Our other main goal is protecting the company and its people with a swift and effective response and ongoing crisis management. We defend clients charged with regulatory offences, including Occupational Health and Safety and environmental offences.
A unique combination of business, regional, and courtroom experience.
Our team knows the high stakes involved for companies in this area and has the focused regional knowledge needed to assist companies operating in the West. We live and work in the same communities as our clients and understand what makes us different from the rest of Canada.
In our long history in Occupational Health and Safety, we have developed and changed laws and taken on some the most difficult cases. McLennan Ross has an intimate understanding of what needs to be done to defend a case. It would be difficult to find a firm that knows Occupational Health and Safety as well as we do.
Our exceptional service and bench strength set us apart.
We’re always available to our clients because health and safety issues don’t just happen during banking hours. With our depth of practitioners, we can drop what we’re doing and send a team to handle an emergency or an investigation at any time. We make sure we have enough OHS lawyers to deal with a crisis, so clients will always have immediate, informed advice.
As one of the first law firms that saw a need for this practice area, we have continued to evolve our services to match our clients’ needs. As experienced and trusted advisors, we make sure we give solid advice, not just options. We put ourselves in a client’s shoes and see things from their perspective. We deliver our advice clearly – if this was our company, this is what we would do.
Contact us today. We’re always ready to help.