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Health and Safety on Alberta farms and ranches

Changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation reflect Alberta farmers and ranchers. Alberta’s OHS laws only apply to farm and ranch operations that employ waged workers who are not the owner or the owner’s family members. There are some exemptions. See farm and ranch exemptions at the end of this document.

If an incident happens on your farm or ranch - Poster

A poster that describes what to do when a incident happens on your farm or ranch.

Occupational health and safety & the non-profit sector, what you should know

OHS considers non-profit organizations employers because they engage a worker and/or a volunteer to do an activity.

Occupational Health and Safety Act de l’Alberta

L’Occupational Health and Safety Act de l’Alberta ou OHS Act (loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail [SST]) établit des normes minimales pour des pratiques saines et sécuritaires dans les milieux de travail de la province. Ces lois sont appliquées à l’aide d’inspections, d’enquêtes, de décrets, de sanctions administratives, d’amendes et de poursuites.

Prevention Initiative for Alberta's OHS System

The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of disease and injury areas, where workers are most affected and/or have the greatest risk, so that Alberta’s OHS system can focus on the highest value areas to improve the health and safety of workers.