Consequences of non-compliance


The consequences of non-compliance with occupational health and safety legislation can be serious. In South Africa, failure to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act can result in penalties and fines, as well as imprisonment in certain cases. In the United States, OSHA can issue citations and penalties for non-compliance, ranging from fines to criminal charges in extreme cases. Non-compliance can also result in increased risk of workplace accidents and injuries, which can have significant financial and reputational consequences for organizations.

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