(Sep. 25/13) In response to CRFA’s efforts, the Nova Scotia government has released proposed changes on administrative penalties in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). CRFA is pleased that government addressed most of our concerns.
The new regulations will focus on education and due diligence. Automatic penalties will be handed out only if:
- a serious risk to health exists;
- a serious injury occurs;
- an employer ignores a stop work order; or
- an employer has multiple violations for the same offence.
Safety officers will also have more discretion when assessing violations.
- CRFA moves to improve Nova Scotia’s workplace safety penalties system