Harassment and violence can take place at any work site and may range from disrespectful remarks to physical aggression. Addressing issues early on can prevent acts of bullying and harassment from progressing to acts of physical violence.
Footwear that differs from what is worn for everyday use can put workers at an increased risk of injuries from slips, trips, and falls. Recent changes to the OHS Code clarify that employers cannot require workers to use footwear that may pose risk to their health and safety.
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.
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.