Friday November 28, 2014




Regina man fined under OHS legislation

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Steven Wesdyk of Regina pleaded guilty to four counts under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation and was fined $3,360 in Regina Provincial Court on August 12, 2014.

Wesdyk pleaded guilty: for contravening section 116 of the regulations (failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more) and fined $600 with a $240 surcharge;

for contravening section 91 of the regulations (failure to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear) and fined $600 with a $240 surcharge;

for contravening section 17 of the regulations (failure to ensure that workers complied with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, and its regulations) and fined $600 with a $240 surcharge; and

for contravening section 91 of the regulations (failure to ensure that a worker who may be at risk from a heavy or falling object or who may tread on a sharp object uses approved protective footwear) and fined $600 with a $240 surcharge.

The charges were laid after Wesdyk was observed on June 12, 2013, working on a roof at a Regina worksite without fall protection equipment.

In another case, Bill Chaika, Seth Johannesen, Justin Lamy and Cody Ledoux, all of Winnipeg, pleaded guilty to one count under OHS legislation on August 14, 2014.

Each pleaded guilty in Yorkton Provincial Court for contravening section 116 of the regulations (failure to use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more) and each was fined $300 with a $45 surcharge.

The charges stem from an inspection at a construction site in Yorkton on February 26, 2013.

In a separate matter, Roulston Roofing Ltd. of Regina pleaded guilty to one charge under OHS legislation and was fined $840 in Regina Provincial Court on August 12, 2014.

The company pleaded guilty to contravening section 116 of the regulations (failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more) and was fined $600 with a $240 surcharge. Two additional charges were stayed in court.

The charges relate to an inspection at a Regina worksite on June 7, 2013.


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