The Alberta Government is currently reviewing the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act; comments will be accepted until October 16, 2017. This is the first comprehensive review of the Act since it was enacted in 1976.
The review encompasses not only the legislation but also enforcement, compliance, education, awareness and preventative efforts. Some of the topics include clarification of the roles of employers and workers responsibilities under the legislation, improving worker engagement and renewed focus on prevention of injury and illness.
Comments will be accepted until October 16, 2017. The Alberta Government has provided a discussion paper to provide background and direction on completing your review of the Act. The discussion paper can be accessed at the following link:
An online survey is also available for interested stakeholders. Participation is anonymous and the survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Comments can also be submitted via mail or email at:
OHS System Review Secretariat
8th Floor, Labour Building
10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 0G5
For additional information regarding the Alberta OHS Act, please contact Mark Roehler.