Employers must develop harassment and violence prevention plans as outlined in the OHS Code.
Harassment and violence are defined as workplace hazards in Alberta’s updated OHS Act. Employers are required to help prevent workplace harassment and violence and address incidents when they do occur.
The new rules:
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Online Health and Safety Committee and Representatives course is now available.
Below is an excerpt from the Alberta Labour webpage which includes a link to the training;
Introductory training course
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has developed a free introductory course to help committee co-chairs and representatives learn about their roles and responsibilities.
This course will help employers meet their requirements to ensure committee members and representatives have adequate training. Participants will receive a two hour credit. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion. Click on the link below to register.
Please choose Business and Professional Services as the industry when registering.
Mandatory Comprehensive training
Comprehensive training for committee members and representatives will be available through approved organizations.
Training criteria and a list of approved providers is under development and will be posted here once it’s available.
You may be contacted by third party service providers offering Health and Safety Committee/ Representative training.
Be advised that Health and Safety Committee/ Representative training is still under development by the Province and that the Province will be designating certain organizations the ability to deliver the training. If you take training from a third party service provider, that is NOT approved by the province, you will not be in compliance with the requirements under the new OHS legislation.
Do not register or pay money for Health and Safety Committee/ Representative Training unless it has been approved by the Province.
AHSA is working hard at keeping our membership informed. We will let you know when and where Health and Safety Committee / Representative training will be available.
Please stay tuned for additional updates.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (the act) establishes the minimum standards for healthy and safe workplaces in Alberta. These laws are supported through the internal responsibility system and enforced through compliance activities. An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans updates the act to better protect Albertans at work. Most of the changes come into effect June 1, 2018.
Printed copies of the updated legislation are not currently available however online versions can be found at
The Government has also released the following bulletins to help guide you through the new legislative requirements.
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety- Highlights of OHS Changes
Do I need a joint work site health & safety committee or a health & safety representative?
Health & Safety Representatives
Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committees
Worker participation in health & safety
*New* Do you need a joint work site health and safety committee or representative on multiple work sites?
*New* The role and duties of the prime contractor
*New* OHS Program Delivery Enforcement Policy