Utility Fined $75,000 for Letting Workers Use ATVs Without Certification


A Workplace Safety and Health investigation identified utility workers at a hydro diesel generating plant fueling site using all-terrain vehicles without the required training or certification. The utility pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a worker possessed Manitoba Hydro F100 All Terrain Vehicle or equivalent certification before performing assigned tasks requiring the worker to operate an all-terrain vehicle. It was fined $75,000 [Manitoba Hydro, Govt. News Release, June 1, 2015].