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Applying for a joint work site health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) approval

An approval allows for a statutory Director to approve a process, equipment, standard, course or training agency, or an alternative to strict compliance with a specific legislated provision. Section 56 of the OHS Act covers approvals. Please refer to LI030-2TMP for form.

Building owners and managers: Recommended Practices in Health and Safety Guidelines

“Changes to occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below has not been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the OHS changes, go to https://www.alberta.ca/ohs-changes.aspx.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Guide for Building Owners and Managers includes the information most commercial building owners or managers need to begin to create a safe and healthy workplace for their staff.

Do I need a health and safety program? OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors.

These programs promote worker and employer cooperation in identifying and solving health and safety concerns at the work site. Health and safety programs also promote awareness of and interest in health and safety.

Do I need a joint work site health and safety committee or a health and safety representative? OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

HSCs and HS representatives contribute to the basic rights all workers have in protecting their health and safety: the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse unsafe work.