Alberta OHS levying cash fines against employers, workers

But union, safety expert say focus should be on positive incentives, not penalties
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

With the introduction of administrative penalties and tickets, Alberta Human Services now has the capacity to issue on-the-spot cash fines against employers and workers who put health and safety at risk.

The penalties can be given out to any parties falling under occupational health and safety legislation and can be up to $10,000 per violation per day.