safety violations

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Unsafe work environments costs companies

By Gary McKenna – The Tri-City News A roofing company working in Coquitlam was hit with an $87,000 fine for not using adequate fall protection on its construction site last year. Natt Roofing Ltd. may appeal the WorkSafeBC ruling, which was issued in late 2011 after a supervisor with the company and a worker were seen at risk … Continue reading »

Peter Kiewit tops list of B.C. employers penalized for safety violations

Peter Kiewit tops list of B.C. employers penalized for safety violations. British Columbia employers who seriously violated health and safety rules on the job site — including incidents that resulted in the deaths of 17 workers — were fined a total of $4.9 million last year by WorkSafeBC. In all, the provincial work-safety agency handed … Continue reading »

Rio Tinto firm Iron Ore Company of Canada charged under Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced Thursday that the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with a fatal accident in Labrador City. In the March, 2010 incident, two workers fell about 23 feet from a work platform that was being used to access … Continue reading »

NB workplace safety board considers demerit system

New Brunswick’s health and safety authority is considering a demerit system that would give it the legislative authority to levy fines against companies that break the rules, without having to turn to the courts. Still in the early stages of planning, WorkSafeNB is asking for input from stakeholders, through an online survey, on a system … Continue reading »

Workplace Safety: OHSA Issues Report of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards, in 2011

OSHA recently released a report of the 10 most frequently cited standards, as well as the 10 standard violations for which the highest fines were assessed, during its fiscal year, October 1, 2010- September 30, 2011. The most frequently cited standards were: 1. Construction scaffolding, general safety requirements. 29 CFR 1926.451.; 2. Fall protection in … Continue reading »

Sask proposes increasing penalty amounts to $1.5M

If recently proposed amendments to Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) pass, the maximum penalty amount for those guilty of offences causing a serious injury or death of a worker would increase from $300,000 to $1.5 million. Bill 23, An Act to amend The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, would also double all … Continue reading »

North Shore Skate Club cited for health and safety violations

The winter sports club where Karen Magnussen was injured after inhaling ammonia gas was cited by inspectors for 12 occupational health and safety violations, according to WorkSafeBC. Magnussen, an Olympic silver medallist and longtime North Vancouver figure skating coach, has been suffering from severe respiratory problems since she inhaled ammonia that escaped during a mishap … Continue reading »

Saskatchewan: Safety act fines set to increase

Saskatchewan is increasing the maximum fine that can be levied for Occupational Health and Safety violations as part of a package of amendments to the provincial act. Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said the changes are meant to improve workplace health and safety. Under the bill introduced Tuesday, the maximum monetary fine … Continue reading »

Wal-Mart charged in workplace death of teen

Wal-Mart and one of its supervisors are facing charges for breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the death of a 17-year-old New Brunswick boy who died in January, according to WorkSafeNB. Patrick Desjardins was electrocuted while using a floor buffing and polishing machine on the wet floor of a garage at the Wal-Mart … Continue reading »

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