Oct. 1: New Administrative Penalties System Took Effect


The new Administrative Penalties System took effect on Oct. 1, 2014. Administrative penalties will be issued for high risk violations, such as working at heights with no fall protection, and when it’s a repeat violation and the employer can’t show due diligence. The system includes a structured fine schedule outlining penalty amounts for violations and how they escalate with repeat contraventions. For details, see Guidelines for Issuing Administrative Penalties.