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.
The Government of Alberta is proud to congratulate the first 10 OHS officers who have recently completed newly designed peace officer training.
The new designation gives officers the ability to write tickets to employers and workers who cut corners and put people at risk.
“I am proud of these officers. When you see them on your job site, know they are looking out for your well-being. If you’re taking risks on the job, you can now expect to be ticketed for it.”
There are 67 ticketable provisions, which will hold workers and employers accountable for specific violations of the OHS legislation. Tickets range from $100 to $500 and can be issued on the spot.
The next set of graduating officers is set to complete training in June 2014. Classes of officers will continue training until all 143 OHS officers are certified to write tickets.
Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.