OHS laws

Laws governing health and safety in Alberta’s workplaces fall under the OHS Act, Regulation and Code and related legislation.

Overview

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is responsible for enforcing OHS laws through inspections, investigations and prosecutions. The legislation establishes minimum standards for safe and healthy practices in Alberta workplaces.

This includes:

Compliance

Workers and employers have a shared responsibility to comply with health and safety legislation. For information on OHS legislation compliance and enforcement, see:

Westray Memorandum of Understanding

The Westray Memorandum of Understanding defines protocols between police and occupational health and safety (OHS) officers for investigating serious workplace incidents. This will help investigators determine if criminal charges may be warranted in addition to OHS violations.

Contact

To connect with OHS:

Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690 
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215

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