“The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Regulation 851 require that any worker exposed to the hazard of falling more than three metres must wear a safety belt or harness and lifeline (a fall arrest system),” the Ministry of Labour pointed out when announcing its punishment this week. In addition to the $30,000 fine, the company also had to pay a 25% victim fine surcharge. That money is used to assist victims of crime.
“Unsafe working at heights is one of the leading causes of fatalities and hazards at Ontario workplaces,” the Ministry announced.
Reference: Truck News