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Offences

It is an offence to not comply with any occupational health and safety laws.

It is an offence to:

  • not comply with the terms of a Notice of Contravention
  • not cooperate with an Occupational Health Officer performing their duties under occupational health and safety laws
  • take discriminatory action against a worker for exercising their occupational health and safety rights
  • not comply with any occupational health and safety law

Examples of offences include:

  • an employer disciplining a worker for making a harassment complaint
  • an employer not having a Harassment Prevention Policy
  • a co-worker harassing another worker

Maximum fines under occupational health and safety laws go up to $1.5 million for businesses and $500,000 for individuals.

People can be charged with an offence for up to two years after the day they committed the alleged offence. This time limit applies only to prosecutions.

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