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Seminar offers practical solutions to avoid criminal liability from machinery operations

Toronto, ON -- An informative and interactive seminar addressing the issues brought about by Bill C-45, which makes...


April 18, 2005
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — 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, will take place May 10, 2005, in Toronto. The event is organized by S.A.F.E. Engineering and sponsored by Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine.

Bill C-45 states that: “Everyone who undertakes, or has the authority to direct how another person does work or perform 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 and 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.


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 has 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. He has also published many articles in industry journals, including Machinery & Equipment MRO where he writes the Safety File column in each issue.

Seminar outline

* 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.

To register, 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 The registration deadline is May 6.