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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