Due diligence in the workplace means exercising care and taking precautions with workers health and safety. It means identifying and minimizing health and safety risks to workers through pro-active measures. Employers must demonstrate that they understand and comply with the duties set out in the Occupational Health and Safety legislation. If an employer cannot do so, it can never establish due diligence as a defense.
Occupational Health and Safety Ace ss. 25 (2)(c), 25 (2) (j)
25. (2)(c) when appointing a supervisor, appoint a competent person;(j) Prepare and review at least annually a written occupational health and safety policy and develop and maintain a program to implement that policy.