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Compliance & Legal

With our WorkSafeBC insights, we have the advantage of understanding OHS law and practice in the field from the "inside - out." We advise workplace clients from owners, employers and supervisors to health and safety organizations, on how to achieve compliance with health and safety requirements.

Our legal advice and representation covers:

  • Orders / Inspection Reports / Penalties

  • Bullying and Harassment

  • Stop Work / Use orders

  • Refusals of Unsafe Work

  • Incident Reporting and Investigations

  • Prohibited Actions Relating to Safety

  • Reviews and Appeals.

Regulatory and Policy Review Submissions

We review WorkSafeBC's proposals for changes to the OHS Regulation and Prevention policies, and can assist with your organization's submissions to ensure that your voice is heard during the consultation process on the making of new health and safety laws in BC.

Safety Planning and Programs

We provide the legal expertise to ensure that your safety programs, policies and procedures comply with OHS laws and meet a defensible due diligence standard based on the specific needs of your workplace.

Joint Health and Safety Committees

Our legal advice covers the unique workplace situation: we advise on JHSC composition and requirements to ensure your committee is compliant, effective and suited to your particular workplace.

The Harwood Safety Group

Vancouver, BC

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