Labour & Regulatory Services - Workplace, Safety & Health

FAQs: Appeals and Administrative Penalties


Appeals

What if I don’t agree with an order?

If you do not agree with an order that a SHO has issued, you have the right to an appeal.You must submit an appeal to WSH within 14 days of receiving the order, unless the director of WSH has granted you additional time to file your appeal.

The director will review the appeal and either uphold or repeal the SHO’s order, issue a new order, or a combination thereof. If you do not agree with the director’s decision, you may file an appeal with the Manitoba Labour Board within 14 days of the director’s decision.

Administrative Penalties

Orders or violations may result in an administrative penalty. Compliance with an order does not prevent the issuance of an administrative penalty, which can range between $1,000 and $5,000, depending on the type and severity of the violation(s).

What if I don’t agree with the penalty?

You have the right to appeal an administrative penalty. Administrative penalties must be appealed to the Manitoba Labour Board within 14 days of the issuance of the penalty.



Contact the Workplace Safety & Health Branch

Phone: 204-957-SAFE  (7233)
Toll-free: 1-855-957-SAFE (7233)
www.manitoba.ca/labour/safety/

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