• OHS Enforcement: Lessons from the Burns Lake Fire
  • February 4, 2015 | Author: David G. Myrol
  • Law Firm: McLennan Ross LLP - Edmonton Office
  • Alberta is entering a new era of Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) enforcement with legislation now in force which empowers OHS Officers to impose “administrative penalties” and issue “tickets” for OHS violations. While the legislation has been in force since October 2013 and January 2014, respectively, those powers have not been exercised by OHS Officers as of the date of this article. They soon will be once the necessary framework is in place, which includes, amongst other things, training for OHS Officers to officially become “peace officers”.