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Health and Safety on Alberta farms and ranches

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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

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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

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

Prevention Initiative for Alberta's OHS System

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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.

Santé et sécurité au travail dans les fermes et les ranchs

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Le 1er décembre 2018, les travailleurs salariés et non rémunérés des fermes et des ranchs jouiront des mêmes droits et bénéficieront de la même protection que les autres travailleurs partout au Canada. Avant 2016, l'Alberta était la seule province où les fermes et les ranchs étaient encore exemptés des lois sur la santé et la sécurité au travail. Les modifications concernent les dangers sur le lieu de travail, la formation à la sécurité et la maintenance des équipements.