March 9: WorkSafeBC Penalized Unsafe Employers over $3 Million in 2010


According to the 2010 enforcement report, WorkSafeBC imposed 256 penalties totalling $3,163,898 against 232 employers in 58 industry classifications for violations of the OHS Regulation and the Workers’ Compensation Act. The penalties ranged from $1,000 to $145,046.98. WorkSafeBC imposed penalties in 12 incidents that involved a fatality. A list of the top 10 penalties is also available.