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Hazardous footwear

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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.

Health and Safety Committee/ Health and Safety Representative Training Program

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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.

Health and Safety on Alberta farms and ranches

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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.

If an incident happens on your farm or ranch - Poster

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A poster that describes what to do when a incident happens on your farm or ranch.

Les étudiants et les bénévoles sont-ils des travailleurs?

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L’OHS Act (loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail) protège tous les travailleurs, qu’ils soient rémunérés ou non. Les bénévoles ont toujours été couverts par la définition de « travailleur » aux termes des lois qui régissent la santé et la sécurité au travail (SST). Des modifications ont été apportées à la loi afin de préciser que les bénévoles et les étudiants sont considérés comme des travailleurs (une exemption s’applique à certains groupes, notamment les bénévoles qui travaillent sur des fermes et des ranchs).

Occupational Health and Safety – Worker’s Guide

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The purpose of this guide is to help you understand the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) and your role in ensuring health and safety at the work site.