Hamlet Gets 18 Months’ Corporate Probation for Defying Stop Work Order

WSCC inspectors issued a stop work order banning the Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuag from operating an aerial device lifting unit. They later returned and spotted workers using the device in violation of the order. The Hamlet pled guilty to an OHS violation; but instead of a fine, it was sentenced to 18 months of corporate probation under which it must report to the territory’s Chief Safety Officer and submit to WSCC inspections [Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuag, WSCC News Release, May 31, 2021].