Part of Employment

Occupational health and safety (OHS)

Preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities by working with employers and workers.


Occupational health and safety is crucial for safeguarding workers' well-being. It encompasses preventive measures, regulations and training to minimize workplace hazards, injuries and illnesses. Effective occupational health and safety programs prioritize risk assessment, hazard control, and employee engagement, fostering a culture of safety. Ensuring workers' physical and mental well-being not only protects them but also supports jobs and Alberta’s economy.

In focus

Rules for health, safety and radiation in Alberta’s workplaces fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulation and code.

Harassment and violence are workplace hazards. Employers must develop prevention plans as outlined in the OHS Code.

Find approved training agencies, verify certificates, view resources or apply for approval to teach workplace first aid courses in Alberta.

Concerns and incidents

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety helps prevent worker injuries and illnesses by providing measures and information for taking action.