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Jack of all Trades: Are Owners Responsible for Safety for Everyone and Everything on a Project?

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Jeremy D. Schwartz, Ryan J. Conlin

Jack of all Trades: Are Owners Responsible for Safety for Everyone and Everything on a Project?

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unique webinar login details will precede the program. The webinar will run on January 19, 2024, from 10am – 1130am ET, including Q&A.


A divided Supreme Court of Canada decided in the City of Greater Sudbury case that project owners have “employer” obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act even when the work is contracted out to a “constructor”. This represents a dramatic change from the traditional “hands off” approach to health and safety that owners were required to take when hiring general contractors. Hear from the team at Construct Legal and the lawyers from Stringer LLP who argued the City of Greater Sudbury case at the Supreme Court about the impact of this key decision.

The webinar will feature Faren Bogach, Paul Conrod, and James De Melo from ConstructLegal, as well as lawyers from Stringer LLP (Jeremy Schwartz and Ryan Conlin) who argued the leading Greater Sudbury case about health and safety on construction sites at the Supreme Court of Canada.

– A brief review of the City of Greater Sudbury decision and the motion for a re-hearing
– What changes may be needed to construction contracts to accommodate this new reality
– Potential insurance implications of increased regulatory liability
– Pre-qualification as due diligence
– What does due diligence look like for an owner that does not wish to be treated as the constructor?
– Does the sophistication of the owner factor into due diligence?
– The delicate balance between inspection and control from a due diligence perspective
– How should constructors respond to this decision


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2024-01-19 @ 10:00 AM (EDT) to
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