Saskatchewan has seen the most OHS convictions since the 2020-2021 fiscal year

A total of 20 occupational health and safety convictions were recorded in Saskatchewan in the 2023-2024 fiscal year. A quick look at the O&S prosecutions table showed the county is on the verge of matching a number not seen since the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

There were a total of 21 prosecutions in 2020-2021. Thereafter, the 2021-22 fiscal year saw a total of 11 convictions ($1,545,600) over the next two years, and a total of 14 ($871,500) in the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Of the 2023-2024 convictions, penalties ranged from $2,100 to $250,000, for a total of $1,382,000 in the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Locally, a fine was issued to J & H Rentals Ltd at the end of January. for a total of $24,000.

Four more convictions were handed down before the 2023-2024 financial year ended on March 31, 2024. Only one conviction was appealed, which originally occurred in May 2023, and the appeal came on January 7, 2024.

According to the government page, OH&S shares the prosecutions, convictions and acquittals below The Saskatchewan Labor Code and regulations.