Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and revised regulations take effect on December 1, 2021. Read more about the changes to OHS laws.


Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code set minimum standards for health, safety and wellness in Alberta’s workplaces. Employers and workers need to know these rules. The companion, multi-part OHS Code Explanation Guide describes the OHS Code rules in plain language.

The 2021 OHS Code is available for download now. Watch this page for updates to other documents and for new versions for purchase. See details below.

OHS Code

The OHS Act, Regulation and Code set out the minimum technical requirements for health and safety in Alberta’s workplaces.

  • Cover of the OHS Code
    OHS Code – free version
  • Cover of the OHS Code binder
    OHS Act, Regulation and Code binder

    Purchase the OHS Act, Regulation and Code binder

    Includes a detailed index and coloured tabs for easy reference. This full-size format is a great office resource for professionals. Updates are issued as legislation changes and can be purchased as they become available.

    OHS Act, Regulation and Code binder updates:

    If you owned an OHS Code Binder previously you can purchase an update that will contain all changes to the OHS legislation in force as of December 1, 2021.

  • Cover of the OHS Code handbook
    OHS Act, Regulation and Code handbook

    Purchase the OHS Act, Regulation and Code handbook

    This 6" x 9" portable format is great for field use and mobile workers.

OHS Code Explanation Guide

This multi-part guide describes OHS Code rules in plain language. Explanations in the guide help clarify the intent or application of each rule or section of the Code. Additional technical information and illustrations supplement the explanations.

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). More information is on the OHS Resource portal.

Print products listed above can be bulk purchased using the OHS Product Order form (PDF, 834 KB).

OHS online annual subscription

The OHS online annual subscription offers:

  • advanced access to the OHS Code and related materials
  • enhanced search (OHS legislation by keyword or phrase)
  • selective printing and downloads

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