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Ontario OHSA convictions at six-year low in 2013–14, average fine relatively steady

By Adrian Miedema

The number of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)convictions was at a six-year low in the government’s fiscal 2013–14 year, Ontario Ministry of Labour statistics show.

There were 780 convictions in 2013–14, compared with the previous five years’ conviction numbers of 814 (in 2012–13), 903, 948, 1,164 and 1,303 (in 2008–09), a consistent downward trend over that six-year period.

The average fine per conviction in fiscal year 2013–14 was CAD11,932 (£6,640) compared with CAD13,139, CAD10,821, CAD11,911, CAD11,091 and CAD10,849 over the previous five-year period. Interestingly, this shows that the average fine has remained relatively steady over that period…

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