In Brief: Alberta OHS database revamped

Site allows users to search and sort 155,000 employers

Alberta has improved its employer records website, making iteasier to find safety information.

Launched in 2010, the site now allows users to search andsort 155,000 employers by their lost-time claims, disabling injury rates andlocation. Along with the inclusion of 2012 data — the latest available —earlier data will also be sortable, back to 2008.

“Albertans can use this information to make decisions onwhere they choose to work, a reminder to all employers that it is in their bestinterest to keep workers healthy and safe,” said Thomas Lukaszuk, minister ofjobs, skills, training and labour. Employer records now offer data on allAlberta companies with workers’ compensation board accounts, including:

•number of lost-time claims (LTC)

•number of workers

•disabling injury rate (DIR)

•number of fatalities

•whether the employer holds a Certificate of Recognition.

2013 data will be added to the employer records website thisfall, said the government. See

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