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OHSA FINES INCREASED

Effective December 14, 2017, the fines under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O 1990 have increased significantly.  Updated Penalties include:

 

66 (1) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with, 

 

(a) a provision of this Act or the regulations;

(b) an order or requirement of an inspector or a Director; or

(c) an order of the Minister,

 

is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than twelve months, or to both.  R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1, s. 66 (1); 2017, c. 34, Sched. 30, s. 4 (1).

 

(2) If a corporation is convicted of an offence under subsection (1), the maximum fine that may be imposed upon the corporation is $1,500,000 and not as provided therein.  R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1, s. 66 (2); 2017, c. 34, Sched. 30, s. 4 (2

 

Source: OHSA, R.S.O 1990, Government of Ontario

 


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