The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta has been informed that Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers are going to begin actively inspecting physiotherapy worksites as part of ongoing Government of Alberta pandemic management activities.
The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act establishes the authority for Occupational Health and Safety officers to conduct inspections. The Act also sets out the legal requirements of employers and workers to protect the health and safety of workers in the workplace.
Employers are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all workers and members of the public at or in the vicinity of the work site.
Workers are responsible for ensuring the health and safety of themselves and other workers while conducting their work at the work site.
Physiotherapists must adhere to the requirements established by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act as part of the responsibilities identified under the Legislative Responsibilities Standard of Practice.
The following resources are available to provide you further information.
OHS work site Inspections: What to expect
This document helps to explain the purpose of inspections, providing useful information for employers and employees.
Occupational Health and Safety starter kit
This document provides an overview of current OHS legislation, including employer and employee responsibilities.
Additional information regarding OHS is also available at: