Fines for fire-code violations to skyrocket under changes

Fire-code Fines for not following the province’s fire code are rising substantially under a wider review of the province’s worker-safety legislation, Manitoba’s Labour and Immigration minister said Monday.

Increased penalties under the Workplace Safety and Health Act and recently introduced legislation to protect workers.

“Maximum fines would increase to $125,000

from $1,000 for a first offence”

“We’re committed to making sure our workers are safe,” Braun said.

She said the new penalties for fire-code offences will help ensure more timely compliance with orders.

Under changes introduced ...

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