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Are students and volunteers workers?

Description

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act applies to any worker engaged in an occupation. The OHS Act defines an “occupation” as every “occupation, employment, business, calling or pursuit over which the Legislature has jurisdiction”. The broad definition is intended to ensure that all persons engaged in work activities are protected under the OHS Act. Since a worker doesn’t need to be paid in order to be protected under the OHS Act, the OHS Act also applies to volunteers.

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Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Employment and Immigration (2008-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2008-08-01

Date Added

2016-05-05T19:32:33.802558

Date Modified

2008-08-01

Date Issued

2008-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

LI022

Usage / Licence

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