With amendments up to and including Alberta Regulation / Current as of text or text that has been amended since the last printing of the OHS Code. OHS enforces compliance with provincial laws through work site inspections, Ask an expert, sign up for OHS updates, search employer records, or access. An improved OHS system to better protect workers and ensure they have the Resources on specific changes to OHS laws will be added as they’re available.

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What follows are some of the key changes proposed in Bill 30 and when they will take effect if the legislation is passed: The new Act will include a presumption in favour of the worker that the discriminatory action was taken the onus will be on the employer to prove that the action was not discriminatory so solid record keeping and a proper rationalization that can be demonstrated will be key Expansion of the requirement for employers to establish health and safety programs Employers with 20 or more workers must establish a health and safety program that: Additional incident reporting requirements: It is expected that it will be passed by the end of this week or early next week.

We hope that you will join us. In terms of OHS it is on the three fundamental rights of workers:. Information provided through the consultation was used to prepare recommendations to the Government, which in turn have made their way into Bill New provisions to expand the scope of creative sentencing. Email Address Required, will not be published. Got a promo code?: Powers to conduct inspections and investigations, as well as compliance tools, have been expanded and updated.


These are the first significant updates in over 40 years. He has also contributed to the Carswell series of Triform Notebooks on workplace health and safety.

Workers have the right to refuse dangerous work and are protected from reprisal for exercising this right:. Seven interpretive chapters, with updated commentary and legislative references, to help you understand and interpret the law, including:.

OHS Approved training Workers with jobs in certain areas are required by law to have government-approved health and safety training.

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JavaScript is not available in this browser or may be turned off. OHS Investigations OHS investigates serious work site incidents, including fatalities, which fall under provincial legislation.

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Resources on specific changes to OHS laws will be added as they’re available. Harassment and violence in all forms, including domestic and sexual violence, are now defined as workplace hazards in Alberta’s updated OHS Act.

For more information, see First aid training. New employer duty to provide a written report on steps taken to comply with an order. Updated provisions on the right to refuse dangerous work regulatlons a prohibition on discriminatory action. The changes will likely come into effect on June 1, following a comprehensive review by the provincial government.


We plan to have a client seminar on this new legislation early in the new year. New definitions on violence and harassment; employers and supervisors have a duty to ensure workers are not subject to nor participate in workplace harassment or violence, and workers have a duty to not cause or regulqtions in harassment or violence.

In terms of OHS it is on the three fundamental rights of workers: The OHS system is grounded on the principle that everyone in the workplace is responsible for health and safety in the workplace. Newly Published and Coming Soon.

OHS Compliance and enforcement OHS enforces compliance with provincial laws through work site inspections, orders, penalties, violation tickets and other measures. Email address will not be published. Multiple copy discounts available.

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Employers with 20 or more workers will be required to establish and implement a health and safety program having the minimum requirements specified in the new wlberta. Health and safety committees and representatives.

The new act also includes express obligations for owners, who must ensure that the land, buildings or premises under their control are provided and maintained in a safe condition. We will be glad to assist you. Employers must also begin to consider how they will modify their existing operations oh&e safety management systems to ensure that they are in compliance with their new obligations under the proposed laws.