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The Alberta OHS Legislation is now available to purchase

 

The legislation can be purchased from the Queen’s Printer directly at http://www.qp.alberta.ca/ . The handbook is $32.95 plus GST.

Members and Associate Members can purchase books through the AHSA for $27.50 plus GST.  Email Erica directly with the property name and how many books. Books cannot be shipped and must be picked up at the AHSA offices.

 


 

Understanding Bill 30 Information Sessions

The Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) and the Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta (WCB) will be hosting FREE half day information sessions throughout the Province discussing the impacts that these changes have to employers and workers alike. To view the schedule click here.


Workplace harassment and violence

Employers must develop harassment and violence prevention plans as outlined in the OHS Code.

Overview

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:

  • define workplace harassment and violence in all forms, including domestic and sexual violence
  • require employers to investigate incidents of violence and harassment and take corrective action
  • require employers to develop separate violence and harassment prevention plans
  • require review of plans at least one every three years
  • have an appeal process for workers disciplined for bringing harassment and violence issues forward
  • require employers to advise workers of treatment options if harmed by violence or harassment; workers are entitled to wages and benefits while attending treatment programs.

Click on the links below for more information. 

Workplace Harassment and Violence Briefing

Workplace Harassment and Violence Policy templates and examples

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to info@ahsa.ca


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. 

https://www.ccohs.ca/distributors/alberta/

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. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR MEMBERS:

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

Act
Regulations
Code
Explanation Guide

Review an overview of the changes or watch a recording of the OHS Act Changes webinar.

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

 

 

 

Government of Alberta’s Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans or Bill 30 as commonly referred to was passed on November 27, 2017. As a result, both the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers’ Compensation Act have improved to better protect workers throughout the Province.

The new revised Occupational Health and Safety Act came into effect on June 01, 2018 while enhancements to the Workers’ Compensation system have been implemented throughout 2018.

The Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) and the Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta (WCB) will be hosting FREE half day information sessions throughout the Province discussing the impacts that these changes have to employers and workers alike.