June 17: Increased OHS Fines Took Effect

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On June 17, 2010, Bill 4, The Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act received royal assent and took effect immediately. The bill increases the maximum fines that may be imposed on anyone found guilty of violating the Workplace Safety and Health Act. For a first offence, a company or individual can now be fined up to $250,000; the maximum fine for subsequent violations is now $500,000.