OHS regulations consultation
Have your say about new regulations for workplace harassment and violence and joint health and safety committees.
Status: Open until April 9, 2018
Ministry responsible: Labour
An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans was passed in December 2017. The act amended and updated the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act so workers benefit from safe, fair and healthy workplaces that are respectful and free from harassment and violence.
The new OHS Act, which takes effect June 1, 2018, requires:
- employers and supervisors to take reasonable steps to protect workers from harassment and violence and to investigate incidents
- workers to refrain from participating in harassment and violence
The act also makes it mandatory for:
- worksites with 20 or more workers to have a joint work site health and safety committee
- worksites with 5 to 19 workers to have a worker health and safety representative
Before the OHS Act takes effect, specific rules need to be developed and added to the OHS regulations regarding:
- harassment and violence in the workplace
- establishment, training requirements and operations of the joint committees
Share your ideas to help us develop the new rules:
- Read the discussion guide for background information and to focus your thoughts
- Answer the questions in the discussion guide to prepare your response
- Save the document and email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9, 2018
You may also mail your submission to:
OHS Policy and Legislation
8th Floor, Labour Building
Edmonton, AB T5K 0G5
Your feedback will be considered as we develop new regulations to help ensure safe, fair and healthy workplaces that are respectful and free from harassment and violence.