In April 2007, there was a very serious accident at a worksite near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Two workers were killed and 2 others were seriously injured. They were all Temporary Foreign Workers from China.

Their employer, SSEC Canada Ltd., failed to ensure the safety of the workers. A judge ordered the company to pay a large penalty. Most of this money went towards creating the New Alberta Workers program.

We remember these workers and their families: Liu Hongliang, Ge Genbao, Li Ruiming, and Wang Dequan, as we work to improve workplace health and safety for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New to Alberta Workers.

   
In April 2007, there was a very serious accident at a worksite near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Two workers were killed and 2 others were seriously injured. They were all Temporary Foreign Workers... read more

The Program

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

In Alberta, we have the right to a safe workplace.

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) law protects most workers in Alberta.

  • It does not matter if you have been in Alberta only a short time.
  • It does not matter where you are from.

We offer a free course called Health and Safety Rights for Workers.

We also have a Train-the-Trainer program to train workers to teach this course to other workers.

Some workers find it difficult to speak up about workplace health and safety issues.  New Alberta Workers provides resources and support so workers can access information and exercise their rights.

If you feel unsafe at work, or have questions about health and safety at your workplace, please contact us at:

info@newalbertaworkers.org

1-866-729-4879 (toll-free)


You can also contact the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Contact Centre:

1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)
780-415-8690 (Edmonton)

All calls to OHS are confidential (secret)

 


New Alberta Workers is a collaboration between
Alberta Workers’ Health Centre
Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative