Suspension set aside after confusion over safety ruleWorker who drove himself to get medical attention after injury claimed he was unaware of rule prohibiting itBy Jeffrey R. Smith09/16/2015|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 09/16/2015 An Alberta arbitrator has set aside an employee’s suspension for violating a safety rule by driving himself to receive medical treatment after a workplace injury. Neil Thomas worked for Russel Metals, a distributor and processor of steel products operating facilities in Alberta, as a laser operator. Hired in December 1999, his duties included using a laser to cut steel plates in the plant. Thomas, like all Russel Metals employees, received first-hand training and were reminded of the company’s health and safety loss control manual at regular tool box meetings. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.