SO, ALBERTA HAS MADE CHANGES TO ITS OHS SYSTEM AND WCB.
On June 1, 2018 Alberta introduced it’s planned changes to it’s Occupational Health and Safety standards and Workers Compensation and Benefits policies
We’ve written a series of posts about these changes which I’ll post the links to below.
This post is meant to provide you with a compilation of alternate resources that have extensive information about this bill and how it could affect you.
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA
For a brief overview of the changes:
For more detailed look through the Government’s change highlights document:
Alberta’s latest E-News Health and Safety issue for May will provide you with a brief summary and some more in depth links.
The Alberta Government is hosting a webinar on June 18 which has completely filled up BUT you can still watch a recording of the webinar here:
If you’re looking for a lawyer's perspective check out MathewDinsdale’s extensive writing about the changes
Theres a soundcloud track that features key speakers from workers resource centers speaking to the bill from a while back. That’s right. Your Alberta has a soundcloud account.
ENFORM has a list of safety bulletins similar to our own outlining the changes you need to be aware of.
And if you’re keen to read the full act yourself there are 150 pages of goodness waiting for you here:
A QUICK NOTE ON COMPLIANCE
Be sure your company is compliant with these changes. It's not worth being unprepared when the auditor comes knocking.
We can help you make sure you’re meeting new standards.
OUR POSTS ABOUT BILL 30:
Part 1 - Workers Rights
Part 2 - Responsibility
Part 3 - Committees and Representatives
Part 4 - Changes to OHSC
Part 5 - Reporting Incidents
Part 6 - Medical Assessments
Part 7 - Compliance and Enforcement
Part 8 - Appeals
Part 9 - Offenses and Penalties
Part 10 - Sharing of Information