A Toronto sports bar has been fined $110,000 for failing to comply with health and safety orders, including a requirement to establish a joint health and safety committee (JHSC).
According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), an inspector visited the restaurant over a six month period in 2011 and issued various orders. After failing to comply with 13 orders the restaurant was charged under the Occupational Health & Safety Act
In addition to the lack of a JHSC, convictions related to non-compliance with requirements for:
material safety data sheets (MSDs),
safety mechanisms such as guards, and
health and safety policies and programs, including those required for workplace violence and harassment.
In addition to the fine imposed for violating the Act
, the employer must also pay a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge.
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