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Part of a prevention officer's workplace inspection is to alert the employer to any violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation primarily through issuing written orders.
Officers strive to obtain compliance with written orders through education, consultation, or progressive enforcement.
If progressive enforcement is necessary, the officer can:
Normally an administrative penalty is applied following repeat orders for non-compliance with the regulations, and warning letters. However, an administrative penalty may be applied immediately in cases where a violation of the regulations carries a high risk of injury or occupational disease.
Requesting a review or appeal of a prevention officer's enforcement
For information about requesting a review of a prevention officer's enforcement decision, read health and safety enforcement review and appeal.