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OHS Code updates
Updates to parts of the OHS Code will go into effect on March 31, 2023, after consultation with employers, workers and health and safety professionals. Read the news release.
These updates make sure health and safety rules keep pace with changes to workplaces, standards, new best practices, new technology and align with other Canadian jurisdictions.
Most changes are administrative and remove duplication and clarify requirements. Others update technical standards so they reflect current health and safety practices across Canada and new technology. The updated OHS Code will also clarify health and safety responsibilities for work parties for some requirements. This makes sure responsibilities are assigned to the work site party best able to fulfill them so that hazards can be controlled and workplaces can be as healthy and safe as possible.
Visit the OHS publications portal for resources on the changes.
View the Ministerial Order for the official legislation.
Visit the engagement page to learn more about the ongoing review of the OHS Code.
OHS legislation search tool
The OHS legislation search tool helps you quickly find and download individual sections of the OHS Act, regulation and code. The 'My Quick Reference' feature allows you to save and share a personalized PDF with information that is relevant to your workplace.
Use the OHS legislation search tool
Learn how to use the search tool
- Occupational Health and Safety Act – official online version (in effect December 1, 2021)
- Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – official online version (in effect December 1, 2021)
Official online version
OHS Code Explanation Guide
This multi-part guide explains OHS Code rules in plain, easy-to-understand 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. These rules apply to most workplaces and work situations in Alberta.
Connect with OHS:
Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
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