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Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation protects the health and safety of workers on provincially regulated work sites.
Who’s not affected
Some workers in Alberta don’t currently fall under provincial OHS legislation. These include:
- the owner of a farm or ranch operation and their family members, unpaid workers such as relatives, neighbours and children doing chores or participating in 4-H
- federal government employees
- workers in federally regulated industries such as banking and aviation
How OHS laws are enforced
OHS officers have authority to enforce the legislation in a number of ways, including:
Disclaimer: In case of any inconsistency between this information and the OHS Act, Regulation, Code, the legislation will always prevail.