May 11: Annual Workers’ Comp Report for 2015 Released
The WCHSB released the Annual Report 2015. In 2015, OHS officers issued 57 penalties for safety infractions on Yukon worksites, 20 more than the 37 issued in 2014. Safety officers issued about $80,000 in fines in 2015, up from about $30,000 issued in 2014. Refusal to wear appropriate PPE, or lack of policies governing the use of such gear, resulted in 28 of the 57 penalties issued in 2015. Lack of fall protection and hardhats led to most of those penalties.