As of June 1, 2018 Bill 30 came into force bringing a multitude of Occupational Health & Safety changes for Alberta businesses. Some of the key OHS requirements that affect your business are:
Joint Health & Safety Committees:
Safety committees and representatives bring supervisors and workers together to discuss and address health and safety related concerns in the workplace. They allow workers to participate in occupational health and safety and support The Three Basic Rights Of Workers: the right to know, the right to participate and the right to refuse dangerous work.
Health & Safety programs:
Employers with 20 or more workers must have a written health and safety program. The program must have 10 elements and be reviewed at least every three years. For employers with less then 20 employees and no written safety manual, Hazard assessments must be performed with worker partcipation.
Along with all job task requiring a Formal Hazard assessment, the new OHS law requires all employers to have Violence and Harassment prevention policies and specific plans in place on how to prevent and handle issues that arise. Foothills Safety understands the daily challenges of running a business. Managing your operations and finding time to make the changes required for the new OHS laws can be tough. Let our years of regulatory compliance expertise do the hard work for you.