Occupational Health and Safety
OHS News and Updates:
The latest statistics show a 20-year trend of improved workplace safety.
July 16, 2014
While many Albertans are enjoying the hot summer weather, those who work in the heat should take precautions to avoid health risks.
July 8, 2014
The Government of Alberta has created an interactive way for Albertans to learn how to better identify hazards on the job and how to control them. New this year, Albertans can compete with their friends to see who can earn the most badges to share on Facebook!
May 30, 2014
The Work Safe Alberta Awards recognize excellence in the field of occupational health and safety. Congratulations to Hunter McDonnell Pipeline Services Inc. for Innovation and to Mr. Lee Nichols, M.Sc., P.Geol, P.Eng for Individual Achievement.
Work Right campaign aims to encourage safe, fair and healthy workplaces throughout the province.
May 12, 2014
The Government of Alberta has improved its employer records website, making it easier for Albertans to find the safety information they need.
April 29, 2014
The winners for the 2014 Work Safe Alberta Student Video Competition have been chosen! Congratulations to the winners.
April 22, 2014
New peace officer status gives Occupational Health and Safety officers greater authority to ensure employers and workers are following the rules that make workplaces safer. [Audio]
March 27, 2014
Minister Lukaszuk released a report showing how Alberta ski hills have set the example for improving workplace health and safety systems
March 8, 2014
Work Safe Alberta is a government-led initiative in consultation with industry and labour to reduce work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
- eLearning Programs
- Industry Initiatives
- OHS Statistics and Reports
- Public Awareness Campaigns
- Young Workers
PIR promotes health and safety management systems through the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.
- Certificates of Recognition
- Health and Safety Management Systems
- Management System Audits
- PIR Publications
OHS is responsible for developing and enforcing the minimum standards for health and safety in Alberta workplaces.
- OHS Legislation and Explanation Guide
- Compliance Policy and Procedures
- Inspection Programs
- Radiation Safety Legislation
Occupational Health and Safety Frequently Asked Questions
How do I report an incident?
If a serious incident happens or almost happens, you can notify the Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre by calling 1-866-415-8690.
Serious incidents, as defined under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, must be reported. Once reported, an occupational health and safety officer may look into the incident. This notification is separate from any notification you are required to give to the Workers' Compensation Board or police. You are also required to carry out your own investigation of the incident and make your report available to an occupational health and safety officer upon request.
To learn more about incident reporting and investigation, refer to the Occupational Health and Safety Bulletin: Reporting and Investigating Injuries and Incidents.
How do I get a Certificate of Recognition (COR)?
What should I do if I have a health and safety concern at my workplace?
The Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre is available to answer your questions and provide any additional information that you may need. The Contact Centre can be reached by calling 1‑866‑415‑8690.
Occupational Health and Safety Quick Links
Contact Occupational Health and Safety
Call or email the OHS Contact Centre for general information, to order publications, file a complaint or report an incident.
- 1‑866‑415‑8690 (toll free)
- 780‑415‑8690 in Edmonton
Occupational Health and Safety Council
The OHS Council is an administrative body, which operates arms length from government. The Council advises the Minister on OHS matters and serves as an appeal body for orders issued by Occupational Health and Safety.