OHS Insider Month in Review – May 2018 Northwest Territories
LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
May 31: That’s the deadline to weigh in on the WSCC’s plan to issue tickets and fines for OHS violations.
WSCC Proposed Ticketing & Fine Schedule for OHS Offences
|Fineable Party||Fineable Offence (Safety Act Section(s))||Fine Amount|
|Employer||Failure to comply with direction issued by a safety officer (as required by Sec. 22(1)(b))||$2,000|
*Use required safeguards, safety equipment and personal protective equipment; and/or
*Follow required safe work practices and procedures required by or developed under these regulations (Sec. 13)
|Worker||Violation of duty to not start powered mobile equipment until worker makes complete visual inspection of equipment and surrounding area to ensure a worker isn’t endangered by start-up (Sec. 163(2))||$250|
|Worker||Violation of duty to not deactivate a lockout process or remove a lockout device unless worker is designated by employer (Secs. 147(10) and (11))||$250|
May 4: Comments ended on the GNWT’s plan to reform the current oil and gas industry regulatory regime. Proposed changes fall into 3 broad categories:
- Enhancing transparency and public accountability
- Technical and administrative amendments
- New rules governing significant discoveries.