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.
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.
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***
This publication can assist all workers to better understand and adapt to physical and psychological changes as they age.