Tag | Asbestos exposure
Excerpt from the Government of Ontarioâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
Gestion Beaumet Inc., a Quebec construction company, was fined a total of $80,000 on October 13, 2010, for failing to post warning signs at a construction project, a violation the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Excerpt from the Ontario Governmentâ€™s â€˜Newsroomâ€™
1604945 Ontario Inc., a Cambridge-based owner of commercial property for rent, was fined $60,000 on June 23, 2009, for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) after workers were put in danger of asbestos inhalation. Company director Krishan Judge was fined $10,000 in relation to the incident.
In June 2007, the company was renovating its building on Duke St. in Kitchener with the help of a contractor. On June 26, 2007, the Ministry of Labour received a complaint that workers at the building were not aware they were handling asbestos.
Blog Post #74 – David J. Cupido Construction Limited Fined $52,000 For Failing To Protect Workers From Asbestos
Excerpts From the Ontario Government’s ‘Newsroom’
David J. Cupido Construction Limited, a Kingston company, was fined $52,000 on April 16, 2009, for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), after workers were exposed to asbestos.
On May 22, 2007, workers started construction in a building at 1211 John Counter Boulevard in Kingston when material was discovered that contained asbestos.
A Ministry of Labour investigation found that workers were exposed to asbestos and that David J. Cupido Construction Limited failed to take the reasonable precaution of checking for the presence of asbestos in the building before starting work at the site. Under the OHSA, employers must ensure no work is done that may disturb material that may contain asbestos.