Update on Ministry of Labour Charges
Update on Ministry of Labour charges
Posted on 12/15/2017
Update on Ministry of Labour charges

On Dec. 14, 2017, Waypoint returned to court in Penetanguishene to hear the decision on the fine for the March 2017 Ministry of Labour charge related to an incident in April 2016 when several employees were injured. The judge imposed a fine of $40,000 to be paid by Waypoint within 60 days.

The fine stems from a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act by failing to comply with section 8 of Regulation 67/93 - the Health Care and Residential Facilities Regulation requiring measures and procedures to be developed and established for the health and safety of a worker. 

Carol Lambie President and CEO said the hospital accepts the decision of the court and also noted:

“We deeply regret that valued employees were injured in this incident. Any workplace safety incident is regrettable. At Waypoint violence is a serious concern and one of the outcomes of the charge is a reminder of the need to be vigilant in our safety and security efforts. 

This and any incident that causes harm impacts everyone across the hospital and staff and patient safety and the prevention of violence are a priority as we strive to maintain an environment that is safe as well as therapeutic for our patients.

Workplace violence prevention is part of our everyday work and we are continuously improving our practices to strengthen our programs for prevention, intervention and response. All incidents are investigated thoroughly to understand what happened and how to ensure prevention in the future. ”