Workplace Safety

Many hazards exist in the workplace, including the risks of working alone. Laws and regulations help protect the health and safety of workers. When injuries occur, compensation programs aim to make up for lost income and treatment costs as well as help with returning to work.

The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's staff as a good place to start.

You may also find helpful resources listed under these legal topics: Workers' health and safety and Workers' compensation

Suggested Resources

Alberta Resources

This bulletin from Work Safe Alberta explains when students or volunteers are covered by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations. (PDF - 4 pages)

Related legal topic(s): Volunteers, Workers' health and safety

New Alberta Workers is a not-for-profit program started in 2013.  its aim is to provide workplace health and safety information for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New to Alberta Workers

Related legal topic(s): Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

This division of the Alberta government promotes health and safety through partnerships, education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The website includes sections for publications, statistics and reports, legislation, prosecutions, small business, young workers and working alone.


Related legal topic(s): Workers' compensation, Workers' health and safety

The Office of the Appeals Advisor (OAA) was established to advance the interests of injured workers and their dependants. Appeals advisors are all certified in Tribunal Administrative Justice, are specialists in interpreting and applying the Workers' Compensation Act and WCB policies. They will walk you through the appeals process and act as your representative throughout. The OAA acts independently of WCB when representing workers and, whenever possible, they try to work directly with WCB's customer service areas to resolve issues so that a formal appeals hearing is not necessary. There is no charge to you for this service.

Related legal topic(s): Workers' compensation, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

A workplace health and safety bulletin from Alberta Human Resources and Employment. (PDF - 62 pages)
Related legal topic(s): Harassment, Workers' health and safety

The Workers' Compensation Board – Alberta is an independent organization that manages workers' compensation insurance based on legislation. WCB-Alberta is not a provincial government department or crown corporation. The organization is employer funded to provide cost-effective disability and liability insurance. Workers' compensation provides assistance to injured workers for lost income, health care and other costs related to a work-related injury.

Related legal topic(s): Workers' compensation


This web page from the Labour Program of the government of Canada contains information on the following: workplace safety; prevention; workkers compensation; ; compliance policy; and mental health in the workplace.

Related legal topic(s): Federal government departments, Workers' health and safety

The Young Workers Zone was created by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety to help young people stay healthy and safe at work. Teachers, young workers, parents and employers can get the information and tools needed to venture into the work world on a safe footing.

Related legal topic(s): Public safety, Workers' health and safety