OHS Compliance and enforcement

OHS enforces compliance with provincial laws through work site inspections, orders, penalties, violation tickets and other measures.

Services and information

  • The Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB) hears appeals on matters issued by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).
  • Work site parties may use alternative approaches to those required by OHS laws by applying for an acceptance or approval.
  • An administrative penalty is a monetary penalty issued by OHS for non-compliance with OHS legislation.
  • Alberta Occupational Health and Safety helps prevent worker injuries and illnesses by providing measures and information for taking action.
  • OHS enforces compliance with provincial legislation through education, work site inspections, and other enforcement measures.
  • OHS officers conduct inspections to determine if Alberta work sites comply with provincial legislation.
  • Occupational health and safety (OHS) officers issue orders to get regulated parties to follow OHS legislation.
  • OHS officers can write tickets for non-compliance with specific sections of OHS legislation.
  • As an employer, worker or affected party, you can ask Occupational Health and Safety to review an order or decision made by an OHS Officer.
  • Employers must notify OHS at least 72 hours before beginning work that may release asbestos.