POA Decision – 1999/08/24-07 – Extension of Recommended Schedule of Sanctions in Prevention Policy 1.4.1 Beyond October 1, 1999
The Workers Compensation (Occupational Health and Safety) Amendment Act, 1998 generally came into force on October 1, 1999. It has replaced the occupational health and safety provisions of the Workers Compensation Act with a new Part 3 — Occupational Health and Safety. The new Part 3 provides for a system of administrative penalties that the Board may impose on employers for occupational health and safety violations. The Board is working on a policy with respect to determining administrative penalty amounts under Part 3. As an interim measure, the Panel has decided that the "Recommended Schedule of Sanctions" formerly used to determine additional assessment amounts under the pre-October 1st Act will apply to administrative penalties imposed under the new Part 3 until a new policy on administrative penalty amounts becomes effective.