Upcoming OHS Changes for Alberta January 22 2020

On January 31, 2020, Alberta employers will no longer be required to have joint health and safety committees (JHSC) or safety representatives based on their number of worksites. Instead, the new legislation states that regardless of the number of worksites, employers are only required to establish one JHSC or safety representative.

Employers in a unionized environment that have JHSC’s written into their collective agreements will be unaffected by these changes until the agreement has expired.

The purpose of the above OHS Act amendments is to reduce the administrative challenges employers face under the current legislation.

To view Alberta’s Occupational and Health and Safety Regulations, or health and safety legislation in your jurisdiction, please navigate to our Laws tab.

Source: Mondaq