OHS administrative penalties

An administrative penalty is a monetary penalty issued by OHS for non-compliance with OHS legislation.

Overview

An administrative penalty is a monetary penalty issued by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) for non-compliance with OHS legislation.

Preventive in nature, penalties encourage compliance and are issued by OHS for serious or repeated non-compliance with OHS legislation.

When an OHS officer observes a contravention of OHS legislation or non-compliance with an order, acceptance or approval at a work site, the officer may refer a regulated work site party for an administrative penalty.

Penalty amounts

Administrative penalty amounts are a maximum of $10,000 per day, per contravention.

Who can receive penalties

Administrative penalties can be issued to any work site party listed under part 1 of the OHS Act:

  • prime contractors
  • contractors
  • employers
  • workers
  • suppliers
  • supervisors
  • service providers
  • owners
  • self-employed persons
  • temorary staffing agencies

How penalties are determined

Administrative penalties are determined by OHS on a case-by-case basis. Some of the factors that are considered in deciding an administrative penalty are:

  • the severity of the contravention
  • risk of harm resulting from the contravention
  • the compliance history of the work site party, including:
    • orders
    • violation tickets
    • other interactions with OHS
  • whether there is a demonstrated commitment to health and safety

How penalties are issued

OHS follows the principles of administrative fairness in issuing administrative penalties, including providing notice in writing of the penalty and offering recipients the opportunity to appeal an action with Alberta Labour Relations Board.

In case of any inconsistency between this information and the OHS Act, Regulation or Code, the legislation will always prevail.

Administrative penalties under the OHS Act

  • MP 1998 Transport Ltd.
    Penalized is: MP 1998 Transport Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Trucking Service – General
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: December 6, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $2,500
    Nature of violation: Section 18(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Top to Bottom Construction
    Penalized is: Top to Bottom Construction
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: October 31, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $5,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Relic Roofing and Repairs Inc.
    Penalized is: Relic Roofing and Repairs Inc.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: September 8, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $2,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • 1568455 Alberta Ltd.
    Penalized is: 1568455 Alberta Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Siding/Eavestrough – Fab/Inst.
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: September 5, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $7,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Workman Roofing Inc.
    Penalized is: Workman Roofing Inc.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Coaldale
    Date penalty laid: August 8, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $3,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Town of Drayton Valley
    Penalized is: Town of Drayton Valley
    Industry Sector: 95101 TOWNS
    Location: Drayton Valley
    Date penalty laid: May 25, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $53,900
    Nature of violation: Section 28(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • 1811848 Alberta Ltd. (CMD Roofing)
    Penalized is: 1811848 Alberta Ltd. (CMD Roofing)
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: March 29, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $5,000
    Nature of violation: Section 140(1) OHS Code 2009 - no fall protection plan
    Section 7 OHS Code -2009 – no hazard assessment
  • Sohal Contracting Ltd.
    Penalized is: Sohal Contracting Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing/Scaffolding
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: March 13, 2017
    Amount of penalty: $10,000
    Nature of violation:
    • Two (2) Contraventions of Section 139(1)
      • On July 19, 2017, a stop work order was issued when an OH&S Officer observed two workers working at a height above 3 meters without fall protection in contravention of section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009.
    • One (1) Contravention of Section 139(1)
      • On May 11, 2016, a Stop Work Order was issued when an Occupational Health and Safety Officer observed one worker working at a height above 3 meters without fall protection in contravention of Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009.
  • Friendly Stucco Ltd.
    Penalized is: Friendly Stucco Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Residential Construction
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: November 16, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $42,500
    Nature of violation: Contraventions of sections 139(1), 324(1), 315(1), 310(1) and 329(4) of the OHS Code
  • 1729691 Alberta Ltd.
    Penalized is: 1729691 Alberta Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: June 22, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $7,500
    Nature of violation: Contraventions of section 139(1) of the OHS Code
  • RBI Construction Group Inc.
    Penalized is: RBI Construction Group Inc.
    Industry Sector: Commercial Construction
    Location: Surrey, British Columbia
    Date penalty laid: April 14, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $15,000
    Nature of violation: Contraventions of Sections 451, 314(1), 194(2), 116 and 453 of the OHS Code
  • Genius Roofing Ltd.
    Penalized is: Genius Roofing Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: May 9, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $15,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139 Fall Protection
  • 1101157 Alberta Ltd. (operating as Bluboy Developments)
    Penalized is: 1101157 Alberta Ltd. (operating as Bluboy Developments)
    Industry Sector: Framing Contractor – Construction
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: May 5, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $2,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139 Fall Protection
  • Turex Wall Systems Inc.
    Penalized is: Turex Wall Systems Inc.
    Industry Sector: Drywall/Stucco/Plaster
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: April 26, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $17,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139 Fall Protection
  • Arjon Construction Ltd.
    Penalized is: Arjon Construction Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Construction
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: April 13, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $15,000
    Nature of violation: Section 310 Safeguards
  • Golden Stucco Ltd.
    Penalized is: Golden Stucco Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: December 16, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $25,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139 Fall Protection
  • Chrysalis Woods & Plastics GP Ltd.
    Penalized is: Chrysalis Woods & Plastics GP Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Metal and plastic extrusion manufacturing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: March 9, 2016
    Amount of penalty: $3,500
    Nature of violation: Section 310(2) and 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Spider Roofing and Contracting Inc.
    Penalized is: Spider Roofing and Contracting Inc.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: May 6, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $5,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Genius Roofing Ltd.
    Penalized is: Genius Roofing Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Edmonton
    Date penalty laid: December 19, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $1,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Focus Roofing Ltd.
    Penalized is: Focus Roofing Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: August 6, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $5,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • ATM Roofing Ltd.
    Penalized is: ATM Roofing Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Coaldale
    Date penalty laid: May 22, 2015
    July 13, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $7,500
    $10,000
    $2,500
    $5,000
    $10,000
    $5,000

    Total Penalties $40,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Jones Roofing and Insulation Ltd.
    Penalized is: Jones Roofing and Insulation Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Lethbridge
    Date penalty laid: June 8, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $5,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Excellent Roofing and Renovations Ltd.
    Penalized is: Excellent Roofing and Renovations Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: May 22, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $5,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1), Section 140(1) Occupational Health and Safety Code Section 139(1), Section 140(1) Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • 1414540 Alberta Limited (operating as Delrei Roofing Exteriors, and Restoration)
    Penalized is: 1414540 Alberta Limited (operating as Delrei Roofing Exteriors, and Restoration
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Lethbridge
    Date penalty laid: April 21, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $4,000
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code (Fall Protection)
  • Last Chance Trucking (1995) Ltd.
    Penalized is: Last Chance Trucking (1995) Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Trucking Service – Oilfield
    Location: Drayton Valley
    Date penalty laid: April 10, 2015
    Amount of penalty: $1,000
    Nature of violation: Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Jayson Global Roofing Inc.
    Penalized is: Western Weather Protector Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: April 23, 2014
    Amount of penalty: $2,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code (Fall protection)
  • Skylark Stucco Ltd.
    Penalized is: Skylark Stucco Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: December 22, 2014
    Amount of penalty: $2,000
    Nature of violation: Section 2.1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (General Duty of Employer to Protect Workers)
  • 1692120 Alberta Ltd. (operating as Adrenaline Roofing)
    Penalized is: 1692120 Alberta Ltd. (operating as Adrenaline Roofing)
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: November 4, 2014
    Amount of penalty: $500
    Nature of violation: Section 139(1), Section 140(1) Occupational Health and Safety Code and Section 13(4) Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • 1595773 Alberta Ltd. (operating as City Roofers and Exteriors)
    Penalized is: 1595773 Alberta Ltd. (operating as City Roofers and Exteriors)
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: September 11, 2014
    Amount of penalty: $2,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139 and 140 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code (Fall protection)
  • Western Weather Protector Ltd.
    Penalized is: Western Weather Protector Ltd.
    Industry Sector: Roofing
    Location: Calgary
    Date penalty laid: April 23, 2014
    Amount of penalty: $2,500
    Nature of violation: Section 139 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code (Fall protection)

Contact

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