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Resources related to OHS inspections, incident reporting, disciplinary action complaints, and more.

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Incident reporting and investigation

This bulletin talks about reporting injuries, illnesses and incidents, and potentially serious incidents to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). It also addresses employer and OHS officer investigations.

UPDATED: March 2024

Potentially serious incident (PSI) email and letter - Frequently asked questions

This resource encompasses the most commons question asked in regard to PSI reporting.

UPDATED: April 09, 2024

Reporting and investigating a potentially serious incident - webinar

This webinar provides an overview of potentially serious incidents reporting requirements. Topics include: what is a potentially serious incident, how to report a potentially serious incident, how government uses the reported information.

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UPDATED: December, 2021

Legal terms 101: “reasonably practicable”

Provides an overview of the terms "reasonably practicable" and "due diligence" in relation to Alberta's OHS legislation.

UPDATED: May 2022

Occupational health and safety and the internal responsibility system

Explains how the internal responsibility system works as the basis of Alberta's OHS legislation.

UPDATED: April 2022

Disciplinary action complaints

Explains the disciplinary action complaint process Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) follows. Includes what complaints OHS can accept, steps in the process and how to file a complaint.

UPDATED: February 2022

Right to refuse dangerous work

Explains the processes involved when a worker exercises their right to refuse dangerous work. Information for employers and workers.

UPDATED: December 2021

Vehicles as work sites

This resource provides information on how and when vehicles are considered to be work sites in Alberta.

UPDATED: June 2022

Notifiable occupational diseases

Reporting form and supporting information for physicians and other health care professionals to use for report notifiable diseases under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

UPDATED: February 2022

Role and duties of Alberta OHS officers

Explains the role of Alberta OHS officers in monitoring compliance with occupational health and safety legislation. Includes an overview of inspection and investigation authorities, and enforcement tools.

UPDATED: December 2021

Professionalism in the Workplace: Integrity in Enforcement

Provides direction for OHS and ES enforcement staff, particularly those who interact with Albertans and Alberta businesses, with a consistent set of expectations to uphold public trust and provide the highest level of quality service. Please call 1-866-415-8690 if you have a question, suggestion or concern regarding enforcement staff.

PUBLISHED: March 2019

What to expect in an OHS inspection: information for employers

What employers can expect when Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officers do inspections at work sites. Includes why and when officers show up, how officers gather information, and how they document their interactions, observations and findings.

UPDATED: April 2022

What to expect in an OHS inspection: information for workers

What workers can expect when Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officers do inspections at work sites. Includes why and when officers show up, and how workers usually participate.

PUBLISHED: April 2022

Report on compliance

Explains how employers complete a report on compliance, if an OHS officer has required them to do so.

UPDATED: February 2022

Report on compliance form

Form for reporting on compliance. Refer to 'Report on compliance' bulletin for details.

UPDATED: February 2022

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