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.
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.
The purpose of this guide is to explain the requirements of sections 392.1 to 392.6 of Part 27 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2018 that are specific to retail fuel and convenience stores. Remaining sections (389 to 392) of this explanation guide will be posted when available. Readers are reminded that the guide has no legislative sanction and that the OHS Code should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.
This is the third edition of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code Explanation Guide. Its purpose is to explain the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 in plain, easy‐to‐understand language. It presents information that helps clarify the intent or application of each rule or section of the OHS Code. In some cases extensive background information is presented so that readers have a better appreciation of the subject material. Readers making use of this guide are reminded that it has no legislative sanction. The OHS Code should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.