Guide Summary: Health and Safety in Alberta


In Alberta, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code govern the health and safety requirements of provincially-regulated businesses. Employers must comply with this legislation by doing everything reasonably possible to protect their workers from hazards in the workplace.

This guide will discuss the main requirements of businesses, including establishing health and safety representatives and committees, harassment and violence policies, and employee training programs.

Failure to comply with these laws can lead to fines, penalties and prosecution. Employers must be aware of their responsibilities in order to ensure the safety and health of their workers and to operate their business in a compliant manner.

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