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2018 Act Changes

A general overview of the upcoming OHS Act changes.

Acceptances for OHS

“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.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Section 34 of Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act offers a way for an employer, contractor or prime contractor who wishes to achieve compliance through a different approach than complying with an existing requirement of the OHS Regulation or Code, to propose an alternative approach to protect the health and safety of workers.

Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual

This manual describes the principles to be followed when selecting the most appropriate techniques for the safe abatement of asbestos-containing materials.

Order printed copies of the manual from Alberta Queen’s Printer.

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.