More safety inspections likely in Alberta

The government is putting increased focus on workplace safety including hiring six new inspectors
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/07/2003

Employers in Alberta can expect more safety inspections in their workplace with the addition of six new officers to the province’s team of occupational health and safety inspectors.

The Alberta government is focusing on safe workplaces in 2001, according to the province’s Human Resources and Employment Minister Clint Dunford. Last year the number of work site inspections in Alberta nearly doubled, to 5,126 in 2000 from 2,769 in 1999.

The addition of the six new officers brings the province’s total to 64, an increase of 20 per cent since 1993.