Starting on December 15, 2017 the Occupational Health and Safety Council (OHSC) had its name changed to Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council (OHSAC). The change in function is self explanatory as they will be shifting focus towards advising the government on labour policy.
This change could help focus more attention on policy change to help Albertans achieve safer workplaces. Time will tell how effective this change is. The Alberta Labour Relations Board will be taking over any outstanding appeal hearings.