Province wants employers and workers to ‘Work Right’
Alberta has launched a new campaign to improve workplace safety and fairness.
How many hours do you work before you are owed overtime? Is it ever too hot or too cold to work outside? The Work Right campaign poses questions like these and invites employers and workers to find out more about workplace rules.
“Our goal through this campaign is to instill a culture of compliance in the workplace, where fairness and safety are the norm. To do this we are encouraging workers and employers to question what they know about occupational health and safety and employment standards, and we’re providing the resources to help them find the answers.
”This is the first time we have combined Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards awareness activities. These two sections of government work with employers and workers every day, so it was a natural fit to promote better understanding of workplace rules and make maximum use of our resources.”
Highlights of the Work Right campaign:
- Interactive workright.alberta.ca website with questions, answers and links to more in-depth information
- Downloadable products
- Media and social media support
Campaign research indicates that while employers and workers both believe they have a good grasp of existing workplace rules, they often don’t. Work Right encourages workers and employers to ask questions if they are not sure of their rights and responsibilities, and to find out more about rules that apply to them.
Individuals with questions or concerns about workplace rules can call the Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-866-415-8690 or the Employment Standards Contact Centre at 1-877-427-3731.
Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.