Items Tagged with 'Fining workers'

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WHO'S RESPONSIBLE?

'Each employee shall comply...'

Should workers be subject to OSHA fines for safety violations?
Should workers who violate safety regulations face fines? Several Canadian provinces have implemented penalty systems that allow workers and front-line supervisors to be cited. Should OSHA do the same, or does the responsibility for a safe workplace rest solely with the employer?
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Editor's Note: Whose fine?

Back in 2010, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia announced a penalty system that would allow the government to issue fines to workers and front-line supervisors for safety violations. The move seemed so controversial that I assigned a member of the Safety+Health editorial team to track the story as it progressed.
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