The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation is law and all employers are legally bound to abide by its requirements. Alberta Bill 30 provides an improved OHS system to better protect workers and ensure they have the same rights as other Canadians. The legislation provides a framework for employers to operate their businesses and protect employees from injury, illness, and harm. The framework is quite detailed and employees need to take time to understand the mechanics of the legislation and how they can meet their responsibilities under the legislation in their work.
This course is intended to make you aware of both the employer and the employee’s responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Act, Regulation and Code and the new Act coming into force on June 1, 2018 as outlined in Bill 30 which was given Royal Assent in December of 2017.
This is a three hour online course.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the responsibilities of workers, supervisors, and managers under the legislation
- Describe the requirements for communication
- Identify the requirements for hazard assessment and emergency response planning that are listed in the Code
- Recognize requirements regarding first aid and workplace violence that are listed in the Code
- Identify and explain parts of the OH&S Code and new ACT changes relevant to employees and contractors
- Describe the new ACT basic rights of workers