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Topics: Laws and Justice Audience: Employees

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February 1, 2019

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The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) and your role in ensuring health and safety at the work site.


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January 1, 2019

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Presents the basics of the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective January 1, 2019.


Views: 39
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December 1, 2018

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The authorities of an OHS officer to conduct inspections (section 51) and investigations (section 53) have been expanded and updated in the OHS Act.


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November 30, 2018

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Recent changes to the OHS Code clarify that employers can not require that workers use footwear that may pose risk to their health and safety.


Views: 409
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November 22, 2018

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The purpose of occupational health and safety (OHS) is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of workers – whether or not they are employees or volunteers.


Views: 10273
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November 1, 2018

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Changes to the Act improve the OHS system to better protect workers and ensure they have the same rights and protections as other Canadian workers. This resource cover the new changes to the OHS act June 1, 2018.


Views: 101
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July 6, 2018

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An approval allows for a statutory Director to approve a process, equipment, standard, course or training agency, or an alternative to strict compliance with a specific legislated provision. Section 56 of the OHS Act covers approvals.


Views: 49
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May 1, 2018

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As of June 1, 2018 Domestic Workers are covered by the basic safety standards set out in the OHS Act and OHS Regulation. Domestic Workers are exempt from the OHS Code.


Views: 32
Last Modified

April 1, 2018

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Employers need to calculate the number of workers on a work site to determine if the joint work site health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS representative) is needed for that work site. This is different than considering the total number of workers employed by a...


Views: 54
Last Modified

March 1, 2018

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When hiring, paying and terminating employees in Alberta, you must follow employment rules set by provincial and federal departments and agencies. An Employer's Guide to Employment Rules provides an overview of the employment legislation you, your managers and your accounting staff need to...