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Bill C-45 seminar on May 10 to offer practical solutions to avoid criminal liability

Toronto, ON -- S.A.F.E. Engineering and Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine invite you to attend an informative and ...

Health & Safety

February 28, 2005
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — S.A.F.E. Engineering and Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine invite you to attend an informative and interactive seminar addressing the issues brought about by Bill C-45, which makes health and safety negligence in the workplace a criminal offence.

Bill C-45 states that: “Everyone who undertakes, or has the authority to direct how another person does work or performs a task, is under a legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent bodily harm to that person or any other person arising from that work or task”.


For manufacturers, this legislation affects everyone from the president of a company on down to the operations manager, engineering manager, health & safety manager, plant manager and maintenance manager.


Join Simon Fridlyand of S.A.F.E. Engineering on May 10, 2005, from 9 a.m. to noon, and learn more about Bill C-45 and its implications. This seminar is co-sponsored by Machinery & Equipment MRO. The cost is $240 per person plus GST. Breakfast is included.


– Bill C-45 and its history. Compliance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
– Who is responsible for compliance?
– What are the current liabilities under Bill C-45?
– What are the best practices to address the issues created by Bill C-45?
– How to establish a due diligence defence.
– What is considered a safe machine or process?
– How to upgrade an old machine or process to comply with today’s requirements.
– How to minimize cost associated with the compliance process.
– How to involve operators, engineers and management in the process.
– How to increase productivity to achieve pay back for equipment and upgrades.


Simon Fridlyand has been a professional engineer in Ontario since 1982. He is the president of S.A.F.E. Engineering Inc., a company specializing in Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews (PSRs), plant audits, machine and robot guarding, process safety issues such as fire and explosion safety, hazardous location classification, fire and building code compliance, fire code audits and health and safety training. Simon actively participated in the workings of various standards and code committees such as NFPA, CSA, ULC, ASME, and the Ontario Building Code.

His teaching experience includes courses at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and many seminars sponsored by the Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC), Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA), and industry. Simon has also published many articles in industry journals including MRO Magazine and The Canadian Institute.

Registration for the event is open until May 6. For details, contact S.A.F.E. Engineering Inc., 2175 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, ON M2J 1W8, tel. 416-447-9757, fax 416-447-0091, e-mail