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Ontario Court of Appeal finds employers can have a greater duty to protect workers beyond what a regulation for a specific workplace risk dictates
Worker had degenerative disc disease but pain started with workplace injury
Occupational Health Nurses on staff can help employers deal effectively with legal and safety issues caused by impairment, regardless of its cause
Process leading to accident had no accepted standard but company exercised due diligence in providing regular safety meetings and safety equipment
Worker didn’t initially report back injury and took time to heal, but pain didn’t improve and was linked to heavy lifting in job