May 14, 2018 Uncategorised

new fines OHSA

The Ontario Court of Justice has recently set new fines for many sectors, check out the new fines for the industrial sector as well. The Ministry Of Labour inspectors are given the authority to issue tickets for violations against the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). These tickets are usually a low dollar value fines meant to provide a a stronger message against companies that fail to comply with safety laws. Usually, a Ministry of Labour (MOL) ticket will also require the employer to follow up with an inspector to make sure that they have since complied all OHSA regulations. Failure to comply or follow up with the MOL inspector can result in further monetary charges.

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Below you will find the latest fines set by the Ontario Court of Justice for the industrial sector:

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Schedule 67.1
Ontario Regulation 213/91 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Item Offence Section Set Fine Previous Set Fine
1. Constructor failing to notify Ministry of Labour of construction project 6 (3)–(5) $550 New
2. Constructor failing to notify Ministry of Labour of work on a trench 7 $550 New
3. Constructor failing to notify Ministry of Labour of use of suspended work platform system 7.1 (2) and (4) $550 New
4. Constructor failing to appoint supervisor for project with five or more workers 14 (1) $550 New
5. Constructor appointed supervisor failing to supervise work at all times 14 (2) $550 New
6. Employer failing to appoint supervisor for five or more workers on project 15 (1) $550 New
7. Employer appointed supervisor failing to supervise work at all times 15 (2) $550 New
8. Constructor failing to establish written emergency procedures 17 (1) $550 New
9. Constructor failing to post emergency procedures 17 (3) $550 New
10. Worker failing to wear protective headwear 22 $250 New
11. Worker failing to wear protective footwear 23 $250 New
12. Worker failing to wear eye protection 24 $250 New
13. Employer failing to ensure training on fall protection 26.2 (1) $550 New
14. Employer failing to ensure that written training and instruction record is prepared 26.2 (2) $550 New
15. Employer failing to make training and instruction record available to inspector 26.2 (4) $550 New
16. Constructor failing to ensure clean-up or toilet facilities available 29 (3) (a) $550 New
17. Constructor failing to ensure required access to facilities 29 (4)–(7) $550 New
18. Worker failing to use provided respiratory protective equipment 46 (2) $250 New
19. Employer failing to develop written traffic protection plan for workers exposed to hazard from vehicular traffic 67 (4) and (5) $650 New
20. Worker directing vehicular traffic for multiple lanes in the same direction 69 (2) $250 New
21. Worker who may be endangered by vehicular traffic failing to wear prescribed garment 69.1 $250 New
22. Worker inappropriately standing or stepping on ladder 83 (2) $250 New
23. Operator leaving controls of the machine unattended 102 $250 New
24. Worker passing shovel, backhoe or similar excavating machine or its load over a worker 103 (1) $250 New
25. Worker passing crane or similar hoisting device’s load over another worker 103 (2) $250 New
26. Worker doing other work while acting as signaller 106 (1) $250 New
27. Signaller failing to wear prescribed garment 106 (1.1)–(1.4) $250 New
28. Worker using as a work place an object capable of moving supported by fork-lift truck, front-end loader or similar machine 107 $250 New
29. Worker failing to wear adequate personal protective equipment and clothing while using chain-saw 112 (1.2) (a) $250 New
30. Worker failing to wear adequate eye and hearing protection while using chain-saw 112 (1.2) (b) $250 New
31. Worker failing to wear adequate personal protective equipment while using fastening tool 117 (3) (a) $250 New
32. Worker failing to wear adequate eye protection while using fastening tool 117 (3) (b) $250 New
33. Employer failing to ensure that worker using suspended work platform system or boatswain’s chair is trained 138 (1) and (2) $550 New
34. Employer failing to ensure that competent worker is trained 138.1 (2)
and (3)
$550 New
35. Owner failing to ensure there is an adequate roof plan 141.2 (1) $550 New
36. Worker failing to wear full body harness connected to fall arrest system while on or getting on or off suspended work platform or boatswain’s chair 142.06 (1) $350 New
37. Constructor failing to notify Ministry of Labour of multi-point suspended work platform 142.3 (1) $550 New
38. Worker without prescribed qualifications operating crane or similar hoisting device 150 (1) $250 New
39. Worker without prescribed qualifications operating a crane or similar hoisting device 150 (2) $250 New
40. Employer failing to ensure that qualified worker operates a rotary foundation drill rig 156.6 (1) $550 New
41. Worker operating a rotary foundation drill rig without the prescribed training or qualifications 156.7 $250 New
42. Worker without prescribed qualifications connecting, maintaining or modifying electrical equipment or installations 182 (1) $250 New
43. Constructor failing to establish and implement written measures and procedures 188 (4) (a) and 188 (5) $550 New
44. Constructor failing to make written measures and procedures available to every employer on project 188 (4) (b) $550 New
45. Employer failing to provide copy of written measures and procedures to a worker 188 (6) $550 New
46. Employer failing to mark gas, electrical or other services before excavating 228 (1) (a) $650 New
47. Employer failing to ensure that services are accurately located and marked before excavating 228 (1) (b) $550 New
48. Worker failing to ensure that services are accurately located and marked before excavating 228 (1) (b) $250 New
49. Constructor failing to take precautions to prevent damage to adjacent building or structure 229 (1)–(3) $550 New
50. Worker operating machine so as to affect excavation wall stability 233 (3) $250 New
51. Worker positioning machine so as to effect excavation wall stability 233 (3) $250 New
52. Constructor failing to keep support system design drawings and specifications at project 236 (7) $550 New
53. Employer failing to notify Director before working on tunnel, shaft, caisson or cofferdam 245 (1) $550 New