The first 10 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers have recently completed newly designed peace officer training to make workplaces safer in the province of Alberta.
The new designation will give officers the authority to write tickets to employers and workers who cut corners and put lives at risk in the workplace.
Workers and employers will be held accountable for specific violations of the OHS legislation under 67 ticketable provisions. Tickets will range from $100 to $500, and can be issued on the spot.
By June 2014, the next set of graduating officers will complete their training. Training classes will continue until all 143 OHS officers are certified.
For more information, visit the Alberta Government’s website.
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