HSCs and HS representatives help ensure fundamental workers’ rights to know and to participate. For the HSC/HS representatives to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities outlined in the legislation, they must receive specific training on their respective roles.
The core of IRS is that workers and employers, are responsible for health and safety at the work site. It is about everyone’s personal responsibility and inspires everyone to participate in OHS, even when no one is looking
The right to participate ensures workers have the right to be involved in health and safety discussions that affect them and is the basis of the internal responsibility system (IRS). The IRS provides the foundation for Alberta’s OHS legislation and requires that everyone contribute to health and safety in the workplace.