OHS officers can write tickets for non-compliance with specific sections of OHS legislation.
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers have authority to write tickets for specific contraventions of OHS legislation.
OHS tickets use the same form as Alberta traffic tickets. The form describes how to pay or contest the ticket, and gives a court date and location.
Offences and fine amounts
Violation tickets came into effect January 1, 2014. OHS officers can now issue immediate, on-the-spot tickets against employers and workers who put health and safety at risk.
Tickets are issued for easily observable, straightforward non-compliance. For example, a worker who isn’t wearing fall protection required by an employer in compliance with the OHS Code may be ticketed.
Ticket amounts range from $100 to $500 per violation. A 15% victim surcharge is applied to each ticket.
See the list of ticketable offences and fine amounts (PDF, 269 KB)
What’s important to know
Tickets can be issued to workers or employers, depending on the observed non-compliance.
In case of any inconsistency between this information and the OHS Act, Regulation, Code, the legislation will always prevail.