In 2011, the number of Alberta occupational health and safety
prosecutions with penalties imposed nearly doubled from the
previous year to 20 from 11. The total penalties of more than $3.4
million included fines, alternative penalties and victim
The penalties for cases involving fatalities ranged between
$30,000 and $431,250, with a median penalty of nearly $310,000. All
sentences were the result of guilty pleas.
Most of the 20 cases involved creative sentences with
alternative penalties. In 2002, Alberta's Occupational Health
and Safety legislation was amended to allow for creative sentences
allowing for funds to be directed to training or education programs
that promote workplace health and safety.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy some holiday cheer by supporting this year’s Christmas Bureau Breakfast. We hope you will join us bright and early on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 a.m. for breakfast hosted by Edmonton media personality, Bridget Ryan, and Dentons’ own Andy Hladyshevsky.
For the past 76 years, the Christmas Bureau has been providing festive meals to Edmontonians in need. This year they need your help more than ever as they anticipate serving close to 70,000 people of whom 47 percent are anticipated to be under the age of 17. Please help us help them by buying a table or making any donation to the Christmas Bureau. No amount is too small; every nickel counts.
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