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Safety Violations Fines

Employers May See Higher OSHA Fines Sooner than Expected

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

August 1, 2016, is the effective date for imposition of higher fines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but violations alleged in inspections occurring as recently as this February may be subject to the...more

Elevated Fine Lacks Justification, Mine Safety Agency Attorney Concedes

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A government attorney agreed with opposing counsel that the Mine Safety and Health Administration had not justified a proposed 127 percent increase in fines against an Illinois coal operator. The two sides disagreed, however,...more

OSHA Penalties – After 25 Years There Will be an Increase

by Littler on

The new two-year bipartisan budget, signed by President Obama on November 2, 2015, allows (in fact requires) OSHA to raise its citation penalties for the first time in 25 years. Since 1990, OSHA has been one of only three...more

Saskatchewan Introduces Ticketing System for Certain Workplace Safety Violations

by Dentons on

As of July 1, 2014, Saskatchewan employers who violate certain occupational health and safety laws may be issued a Summary Offence Ticket, which carry fines ranging from $250 to $1,000, depending on the offence (plus victim...more

Worker, Caught By MOL Inspector, Given Significant Fine For Safety Violation

by Dentons on

An Ontario construction worker has been fined $1,500.00 after jumping from a hoist tower to a nearby roof. Unfortunately for the worker, a Ministry of Labour inspector saw him do it. ...more

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