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Policy OHS-05 - Penalties

Effective Dates

October 1, 1996 to July 12, 2005


Occupational Health and Safety

General Information

The philosophy of the Board regarding penalties is that most employers, supervisors or workers are in compliance with the  Occupational Health and Safety Act  (the Act and Regulations or will comply when orders identifying violations are written up. However, when the following situations occur: 

(i) very serious violations of the  Act  or Regulations; 

(ii) where education, discussion and persuasion have not changed the compliance behaviour of an employer, supervisor or worker; or

(iii) where there is continuing non-compliance to minor violations, safety officers of the board have the authority to issue orders, close down all or part of a work site, issue a warning letter, issue an Administrative Penalty or recommend prosecution to the Director of Occupational Health and Safety Branch.