WHMIS and Other Violations Cost Bar $1,400


While inspecting a bar, the inspector noticed several violations, including the fact that workers hadn’t been trained in WHMIS although there were controlled products onsite and some MSDSs were missing. The bar was ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $1,400 and appealed. The Panel confirmed the penalties. The bar had done little to nothing to ensure compliance with WHMIS requirements and in fact claimed that it didn’t know about these requirements. In addition, the bar complained that training cost time and money. Thus, administrative penalties were appropriate to ensure its compliance [Re: Granite Tavern Inc., [2010] NSOHSAP 18 (CanLII), Sept. 21, 2010].