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A handbook for Alberta employers and workers: Hazard assessment and control

This resource gives a step-by-step approach to formal hazard assessment that employers can customize to suit their business operations. This is a best practice document. It also introduces hazard assessment, elimination and control requirements in the OHS Code.

UPDATED: March 2022

Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual

***This resource is not yet updated with the current legislation. For information on the latest requirements, visit OHS legislation changes.***

Outlines how to select the most appropriate technique for safe abatement of asbestos-containing materials. Discusses health effects, legislation, personal protective equipment, sampling and analysis.

UPDATED: August 2019

Approved first aid training agencies

January 5 to March 31, 2023

UPDATED: January 2023

Emergency response planning: an occupational health and safety tool kit

Provides employers with information about some key occupational health and safety requirements related to emergency response planning. The kit also provides a step-by-step approach to planning, that employers can customize to their own work site.

PUBLISHED: June 2022

Harassment and violence in the workplace

Explains what harassment and violence are and the legal obligations of employers to protect their workers.

UPDATED: January 2022

Health and safety committees and representatives

Information about joint health and safety committee and representative requirements at Alberta work sites.

UPDATED: January 2023

Health and safety programs

Explains the legal requirement to establish and implement a health and safety program. Gives an overview of what a health and safety program can include.

UPDATED: January 2023

Incident reporting and investigation

This bulletin talks about reporting injuries, illnesses and incidents, and potentially serious incidents to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). It also addresses employer and OHS officer investigations.

UPDATED: January 2023

Occupational health and safety and the internal responsibility system

Explains how the internal responsibility system works as the basis of Alberta's OHS legislation.

UPDATED: April 2022

Occupational health and safety starter kit

***This resource is not yet updated with the current legislation. For information on the latest requirements, visit OHS legislation changes.***

Helps employers understand some of the basic requirements of Alberta’s occupational health and safety laws. Guides those who need to develop a health and safety program from the ground up or are looking to grow and improve upon their existing program, culture and performance.

PUBLISHED: January 2020

OHS Act, Regulation and Code

Rules for health, safety and wellness in Alberta’s workplaces fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code.

OHS Code Explanation Guide

***The OHS Code Explanation Guide was last updated in 2020. Recent changes to OHS legislation do not appear in the Explanation Guide. The OHS Code Explanation Guide remains to be a helpful explanatory resource for informational purposes, containing detailed explanations and diagrams. If you have questions about the Code, go to Ask an Expert or call the OHS Contact Centre at 1-866-415-8690 (in Alberta).***

This guide has no legislative sanction. Consult the OHS Code for all purposes of interpreting and applying the law.

UPDATED with changes effective: January 31, 2020