A Summary Offence Ticket (SOT) is a ticket issued by one of two designated Occupational Health Officers. The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and the Ministry of Justice have created summary offence tickets for certain occupational health and safety violations.
There are 12 ticketable offences. They include fall protection, excavations / trenching, personal protective equipment, submission of progress reports to the Occupational Health and Safety Division and submission of information requested by the Director.
Fines range from $250 to $1,000 depending on the offence.
Summary Offence Tickets are like speeding tickets. They will typically be issued either on the spot or sent by mail depending on the situation and circumstances. Either way, the officer will assess the situation and facts on the ground before issuing a ticket. Everyone who receives a ticket will have the right to challenge the ticket in court.