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New OHSA Fines Against Employers Confirmed

By July 4, 2018November 5th, 2019Employment Law

The Ontario government quietly updated the Occupational Health and Safety Act in March 2018 to update the fines against employers for various offences under that act.

For each of the following offences, the new set fine is $550 per offence:

Employer failing to cause workers to select at least one health and safety representative
Employer failing to cause joint health and safety committee to be established
Employer failing to prepare written occupational health and safety policy
Employer failing to develop occupational health and safety program
Employer failing to maintain occupational health and safety program
Employer failing to prepare workplace violence policy
Employer failing to prepare workplace harassment policy
Employer failing to develop workplace violence program
Employer failing to maintain workplace violence program
Employer failing to assess risks of workplace violence
Employer failing to reassess risks of workplace violence
Employer failing to provide information and instruction on workplace violence policy
Employer failing to provide information and instruction on workplace violence program
Employer failing to develop written workplace harassment program
Employer failing to maintain written workplace harassment program
Employer failing to provide information and instruction on workplace harassment policy
Employer failing to provide information and instruction on workplace harassment program

If your practice does not currently have a written workplace harassment/violence policy & program, contact us to get one and be compliant with the law!

DMC