July 26: OHS Amendments Take Effect Date Delayed
The government had announced that amendments to the OHS Act would take effect on Sept. 3, 2012. During information sessions on these amendments, the Ministry received a variety of comments and concerns. So it announced that it won’t be moving forward with the amendments until it’s able to address the following primary areas of concern:
- Issuing of summary offence tickets
- Requirement to designate a prime contractor to coordinate safety on sites with multiple employers or self-employed persons
- Increase in penalties.