The core of IRS is that workers and employers, are responsible for health and safety at the work site. It is about everyone’s personal responsibility and inspires everyone to participate in OHS, even when no one is looking
The right to participate ensures workers have the right to be involved in health and safety discussions that affect them and is the basis of the internal responsibility system (IRS). The IRS provides the foundation for Alberta’s OHS legislation and requires that everyone contribute to health and safety in the workplace.
*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***
This resource provides questions and answers on the responsibilities of certificate of recognition (COR) holders.