This blog post is a follow-up to our two-part blog post and webinar discussing sweeping changes to Alberta's workers' compensation and occupational health and safety legislation. At that time, it was unknown when the new Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act ("new OHSA") and revised regulations would come into force.
The Alberta Government has announced that the new OHSA and revised regulations will take effect on December 1, 2021. Employers should ensure their current procedures and policies comply with the following changes:
- Employer obligations relating to health and safety committees and representatives;
- Technical requirements for health and safety committees and representatives;
- Health and safety program requirements;
- Obligations to report and investigate workplace incidents and injuries;
- Discriminatory action complaints (renamed “disciplinary action complaints”); and
- Dangerous work refusals.
If you have any questions about the new OHSA or the revised regulations, contact Michelle Jones, Jennie Buchanan, or another member of Lawson Lundell’s Occupational Health and Safety Team.
Michelle’s practice focuses on compliance, primarily in the area of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). She advises clients on their regulatory obligations and represents them in related administrative and litigation ...
Jennie Buchanan is an associate in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in Calgary. Jennie has a general commercial litigation practice, with a focus on commercial arbitration, administrative law, and ...
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