A contractor who was hired to remove asbestos from a Gananoque home has been sent to jail. He was also ordered to pay $45,000 in fines and victim surcharges. All this because he illegally removed asbestos. A job that is typically worth $10, 000 in Ottawa.
He was convicted for violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario and Ontario Regulation 278/05 (278) for:
- Lack of proper training – For more info see Section 19 and Section 20
- Improper separation from occupied area and decontamination procedures – Section 18
- No protective equipment, Inadequate signage, and waste containers – Section 15
- No notice of project to Ministry of Labour – Section 11
- Illegal dumping of waste – Section 17, O. Reg. 347/90, Environmental Protection Act
The defendant was found to misrepresent himself and deceive his client intentionally.
See the full details at http://www.thewhig.com/2016/01/17/contractor-jailed-for-safety-health-violations