Occupational Health and Safety

OHS News and Updates:

Alberta’s first Occupational Health and Safety peace officers graduate from new training

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

OHS focused inspection shows improved performance at ski hills

Minister Lukaszuk released a report showing how Alberta ski hills have set the example for improving workplace health and safety systems

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March 8, 2014

Ticketing and Administrative Penalties

New compliance enforcement measures will come into force October 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014.

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September 10, 2013

It’s Your Job…Student Video Contest

Make a workplace standard video and win money for you and your high school!

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September 3, 2013

Work Safe Alberta

Work Safe Alberta is a government-led initiative in consultation with industry and labour to reduce work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

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Occupational Health and Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Show Answer 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.

Show Answer How do I get a Certificate of Recognition (COR)?

A Certificate of Recognition is awarded through the Partnerships in Injury Reduction program to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards. Certificates are issued by Alberta Employment and Immigration and are co-signed by Certifying Partners. Contact a Certifying Partner to get started.

Show Answer 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.

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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

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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.

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