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Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and revised regulations take effect on December 1, 2021. Read more about the changes to OHS laws.
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.
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.
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