Appeal an Occupational Health and Safety Decision, Order, or Penalty
Our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Branch is responsible for ensuring workplaces are safe under the terms of our Regulations. When our OHS officers discover workplaces that aren't safe, they will issue orders that require employers to remedy the situation. If an employer fails to act on an OHS officer's orders before an included deadline, then officers can issue decisions and even penalties.
Orders, decisions, and penalties can all be appealed.
Before you appeal an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) decision, order or penalty, we encourage you to discuss your grievance with our Director of OHS by phone at (867) 667-8739. A resolution could be reached that eliminates the need for a lengthy appeal.
If you choose to proceed with your appeal, fill out our “Notice of Appeal of an Occupational Health and Safety Decision,” form and submit it to us. You have 21 days to file an appeal after you receive a decision, order or penalty. You have seven days if your appeal involves a worker’s refusal to perform hazardous work.
Our Board of Directors directly manages all OHS Appeals, and its decision is final and conclusive.