Now more than ever, success in the construction business requires that contractors be adept at managing the many risks that are inherent in the industry – from contractual and financial risks to occupational health and safety risks to labour relations risks. Before you, as a contractor, can effectively manage the risks, however, you must first know and understand the risks and learn to spot the warning signs before a simple spark becomes a four-alarm blaze.
The Managing Risk in Construction course focuses on providing contractors with a framework for identifying, addressing and managing the many risks facing businesses in the construction industry, while offering lots of useful tips along the way.
Using real-life case studies as examples and guest speakers with a specific background in the subject matter of each class, this course will explore a broad range of risks that contractors need to be able to navigate in order to minimize exposure to costly litigation while maximizing the prospects for business success.
This three-day course will provide an introduction to the principles of risk management before exploring best risk management practices as they relate to:
- Steps you can take to improve your odds of remaining union-free
- What to do when a Certification Application comes through the fax machine
- Bargaining a collective agreement you can live with
- Designing employment and commercial contracts to minimize risk
- Workplace accidents – how to avoid them or, when unavoidable, how to limit your company's exposure to OHSA or even Criminal Code charges
- Ways to successfully defend against an OHSA prosecution
- Violence and harassment in the workplace – managing your obligations as an employer
- How to manage WSIB files to avoid penalties and minimize cost
- Using Work Reintegration programs to your advantage
- Bill 119 - Making sure your subcontractors are not your (WSIB) problem
- How to defend against (or pursue) a claim for breach of contract
- Preventative measures to minimize your exposure to wrongful dismissal claims
- How far you need to go to accommodate an employee
- Knowing what is (and is not) "harassment"
- Ensuring your workplace is AODA compliant
- When to investigate and how to structure your investigation
- How to conduct a proper witness interview
- When surveillance is both appropriate and legally permissible
This course is Gold Seal certified(5 credits). Attendees with 90% attendance will receive a certificate from The Construction Institute of Canada(TCIC). All course material is supplied.
Note: Additional registrations to this course receive a $25 discount each.
Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Gerald Griffiths, Stephen Shore,
Leah Simon, Carissa Tanzola,
Jessica Wuergler, Facilitator: Patrick Ganley
(all) Sherrard Kuzz LLP