Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Toolkit

 

COVID-19 Update: The Government of Alberta has made available several resources on minimizing risk from respiratory viruses in the workplace including special editions of their OHS e-news. Additionally, the Government has made available Workplace Guidance for Business Owners to support employers in safely reopening or continuing operations. Organizations are expected to develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


Occupational Health and Safety legislation in Alberta was overhauled in 2018 to bring it up to speed with the rest of Canada, setting new standards that all employers – including those in the nonprofit sector – must comply with.

In late 2019 and early 2020, additional updates to the OHS Act were implemented including:   

  1. Changes to training requirements for Health and Safety Committees and Representatives – Part 1 online training has now been eliminated. 
  2. Changes to requirements that certain employers must have a Health and Safety Committee or Representative at each and every work site.  Now, when work is expected to last 90 days or more, an employer must: 
    1. Establish a health and safety committee (if the employer has 20 or more workers.)
    2. Designate a health and safety representative (if the employer has 5 to 19 workers.)  

Did you know that OHS regulations apply to not only employees but to volunteers as well? Compliance can often feel overwhelming, but IntegralOrg is here to help get you on your way to OHS compliance and a safer workplace.  

Our toolkit provides an overview of the recent changes, and a series of templates to help your organization get on the right track for all your processes and policies surrounding OHS.

If you would like IntegralOrg to help your organization learn more about how to become compliant, please contact us.

IntegralOrg would like to acknowledge the Alberta Law Foundation for funding the OHS Toolkit.

Alberta Law Foundation funding acknowledgement