Safe Supervisor Newsletter April 2017
Answers about Administrative Monetary Penalties
Due to the time and money involved in the prosecution of OHS violations, some jurisdictions now allow OHS regulatory agencies to impose administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) for certain types of offences. AMPs let the government fine violators quickly and promptly respond to violations. The OHS laws in five jurisdictions currently authorize AMPs, but others are considering permitting such penalties. Federal, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan do no currently permit AMPs.
5 Steps to Support Worker’s Family After a Workplace Tragedy
Safety professionals work hard at preventing workplace tragedies from happening. But serious injuries and fatalities can still occur despite your best efforts. If the worst does happen, the way your company responds can make a difference to the family of the injured or deceased worker.