Dalhousie Law Journal


occupational health and safety, oil, gas, offshore, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, legal history, refuse work, liability, legislation, oil, gas, offshore, resources, ocean


This article examines the existing and proposed occupational health and safety regulatory regimes for oil and gas operations offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador The article provides historical context for both the existing and the proposed regimes. Two specific areas of concern are analysed: the right to refuse work and directors' and officers' liability. For each issue, the author offers observations on the potential impacts that the implementation of proposed legislation will have on offshore oil and gas operations in these jurisdictions