Workers will be given the opportunity to be a part of OHS Committees.
Committees will be involved in:
inspecting the work site for hazards
responding to health and safety concerns of workers
resolving unsafe work refusals
developing health and safety policies and safe work procedures
orientation of new employees around health and safety
developing and promoting education and training programs
Changes will bring Alberta in line with the other provinces.
Employers with 20+ workers will be required to have a health and safety committee for work lasting 90 days or more.
Employers with 5-19 workers will be required to have a safety representative for work lasting 90 days or more.
Employers can use an alternative approach to meeting these requirements with approval from an OHS director.