December 8, 1993 - September 30, 1996
The philosophy of the Board regarding penalties is that most employers, supervisors or workers are in compliance with the Act and Regulations or will comply when orders are written noting violations. 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 behavior 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 worksite, issue an Administrative Penalty or recommend prosecution to the Director of Occupational Health and Safety.