Overview

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act helps keep Alberta workplaces safe and workers healthy by preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

In the summer of 2020, we heard feedback from Albertans on ways to keep workers protected while reducing administrative burdens for businesses and employers.

Topics reviewed included how the OHS legislative framework can:

  • strengthen the Internal Responsibility System
  • enable innovation
  • clarify accountabilities

Timeline

  • Open

    July 9 to August 12, 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

    November 2020

Who is listening

Ministry of Labour and Immigration

Input received

Feedback was collected through an online survey from July 9 to August 12, 2020.

Review of OHS legislation – what we heard provides a summary of what was heard during the engagement. Thank you for your input.

Outcomes

Bill 47, the Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act, 2020 was introduced on November 5, 2020 to amend the OHS Act. If passed, amendments will improve health and safety in the workplace by simplifying rules and removing unnecessary barriers, making the process easier for employers and workers.

Read more about proposed changes to the OHS Act.

 

Last updated: November 13, 2020