Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officers are repeating an inspection of the province's sand and gravel crushing sites to determine if the industry's safety record has improved over the last year.
This year officers can issue tickets on site, fines of up to $5,000 which can be given to workers or employers. OHS officers can also issue administrative penalties to employers who show chronic disregard for workplace health and safety.
Last year OH&S officers visited 64 gravel sites in an eight week period. The most common violation found during that campaign related to inadequate equipment guards.
Officers will be visiting sites until September, with random inspections until the end of the year.