HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta’s OH&S Act, Regulation and Code – 2019 Edition contains the complete and current Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations in Alberta.
Alberta’s new OH&S Act – in force as of June 1, 2019 – brings major changes to the OHS regulatory landscape in Alberta and aligns Alberta’s OH&S legislation with other Canadian jurisdictions. Numerous updates have also been made to the OH&S Regulation and OH&S Code to align them with the Act. Plus, several key Parts of the OH&S Code have been fully updated, including Part 13 (Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees & Health and Safety Representatives), Part 27 (Violence and Harassment), and Part 29 (reflecting WHMIS 2015 requirements).
- A Regulatory Update, with discussion of many key topics, such as compliance and enforcement; joint committees and HS representatives; OHS program requirements; violence and harassment prevention plans; WHMIS 2015 content; update on convictions, offences, penalties, and ticketable OHS contraventions; and much more
- Chapter 1 – Key Responsibilities of Work Site Parties
- Chapter 2 – Due Diligence for Employers
- Chapter 3 – OHS Actions for Supervisors
- Chapter 4 – OHS Actions for Workers
- Chapter 5 – Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees
- Chapter 6 – Online OHS Resources
Under Part 2 (Availability of Information) of Alberta’s OH&S Act, employers have a duty under Section 14(3) to ensure a paper or electronic copy of the OH&S Act, regulations, and the OH&S Code are readily available for reference by workers, joint work site health and safety committees, and health and safety representatives.
Alberta Labour (OHS Branch), responsible for administering the OH&S Act, has advised that they recognize the acceptability of the official published versions from Alberta’s Queen’s Printer, as well as copies as published by Thomson Reuters in the HANDI-GUIDE.