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.
***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.
***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.