Effective Dates

September 30, 1996 - July 11, 2005

Policy Code


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 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 work site, issue a warning letter, issue an Administrative Penalty or recommend prosecution to the Director of Occupational Health and Safety Branch. 

Reviews and Appeals

September 3, 2001 - August 29, 2005 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Reviews and Appeals

October 19, 1999 - August 16, 2001 | GC-05 | General and Corporate

Reviews and Appeals

May 31, 1999 - October 19, 1999 | GC-05 | General and Corporate


October 14, 1996 - May 31, 1999 | GC-05 | General and Corporate