1. Imminent Danger

Imminent danger situations receives top priority.

An imminent danger is any condition where there is reasonable certainty that a danger exists that can be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately or before the danger can be eliminated through normal enforcement procedures. If a compliance officer/inspector finds an imminent danger situation, he or she will request that the employer rectify the hazard and remove endangered employees from exposure.

Should the employer fail to do this, local authorities will apply to the Court of law for an injunction prohibiting further work as long as unsafe conditions exist and the owner and responsible person may be liable to a heavy fine.