Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Progress on administrative penalties

The government will be introducing amendments the Occupational Health and Safety Code during the fall sitting of the legislature that (if passed and enacted) will permit cabinet to create regulations allowing OHS officers to issue administrative penalties.

This is the first step towards actually implementing fines for OHS violations, which is promised in 2013. The real question is what will the administrative penalties look like (i.e., who gets fined how much for what infractions) and whether OHS officers will use them.

-- Bob Barnetson

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