The Labour Department has circulated the contact details of the provincial OHS inspectors, further encouraging the public to use them if they suspect health violations.
The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Monday, 22 February 2021, to circulate the contact details of the provincial occupational health and safety (OHS) inspectors. The circulation was to serve as a reminder of the contact details that employees should use when looking to report their employer for not adhering to the COVID-19 safety regulations and restrictions.
Currently, the department is embarking on a door-to-door inspection of employers and their businesses, to ensure that they are abiding by the regulations and restrictions amid the pandemic. Should a business be found to be contravening the regulations and restrictions, there are three possible consequences.
The first is the immediate and indefinite shutting down of the company’s operations. Thereafter, the employer will either face jail time for a maximum of six months, or pay a hefty fine determined by the judge. Some transgressors have faced both criminal charges and a fine.
See the post below.
In order to ensure the health and safety of workers. OHS inspectors from provincial offices carry out inspections and investigations at workplaces led by the Provincial Chief Inspector
PCIs/Specialists are responsible for OHS related matters. See their contact details bellow.👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/BFpruChZUS
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) February 22, 2021