Overview

Changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) took effect on June 1, 2018.

Improve your understanding of the new rules by participating in these free, interactive webinars. During each session, moderators will provide an overview and answer questions.

How to participate

  • Review the list of webinar sessions below.
  • Register at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot. Space is available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Watch your inbox for a link to the webinar. Check your spam folder if you don't receive a confirmation email.
  • Play the webinar in a Chrome or Firefox browser. Internet Explorer may not work.

If you’re unable to participate in a live webinar, recordings are available for on-demand access.

After you have watched your webinar, please take a moment to respond to a short survey on your experience.

Webinar 1: OHS Act changes

This pre-recorded webinar provides a general overview of the changes to the OHS Act that took effect on June 1, 2018. Topics include:

  • key rules that changed
  • new rules and requirements
  • next steps for OHS legislation
  • where to find additional information

Watch a recording of the OHS Act changes webinar.

Webinar 2: Health and safety committees and representatives

This information session provides an overview of the new requirements for joint work site health and safety committees (HSC) and health and safety representatives (HS representatives). The legislative changes for HSCs and HS representatives came into effect on June 1, 2018. OHS staff will answer questions throughout the webinar. Topics will include:

  • the new requirements for HSCs and HS representatives
  • establishing an HSC or HS representative
  • training requirements for HSCs and HS representatives
  • where to find additional information

Register for a live HSCs & HS representative webinar.

Watch a recording of the HSC & HS representative webinar.

Webinar 3: OHS requirements for farms and ranches

This pre-recorded webinar provides an overview of the OHS requirements for farms and ranches. Farm and ranch workers have been covered under the OHS Act since Jan. 1, 2016. The OHS Code applies to farms and ranches as of Dec. 1, 2018.

Watch the farm and ranch webinar.

Webinar 4: Workplace violence and harassment

This information session provides an overview of the new requirements under OHS legislation related to workplace violence and harassment. The purpose of this webinar is to help employers, supervisors and workers understand everyone’s role in preventing and addressing workplace violence and harassment. OHS staff will answer questions throughout the webinar. Topics will include:

  • definitions of violence and harassment under OHS legislation
  • the new requirements for violence and harassment prevention
  • where to find additional information

Watch a recording of the Workplace violence and harassment webinar.

Webinar 5: An Act To Protect Gas and Convenience Store Workers

This pre-recorded webinar provides an overview of the new OHS requirements for gas stations and convenience stores. This webinar will help employers and workers understand the fuel prepay and violence prevention plan rules. Topics will include:

  • the new rules under the OHS Code
  • how employers and workers can meet the new requirements
  • where to find additional information

Watch a recording of the gas station and convenience store webinar.

Webinar 6: The internal responsibility system

This webinar provides basic information about the internal responsibility system (IRS) – the basis of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code. Topics include:

  • key components of an effective IRS
  • the appropriate action to ensure compliance
  • the balance between duties and control
  • worksite parties and their responsibilities as identified in the Act

Watch a recording of the internal responsibility system webinar.

Contact

Webinar questions and feedback can be emailed to lbr.ohsfeedback@gov.ab.ca.

To connect with the OHS Contact Centre:

Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton area)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690

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