Study-Guide to Alberta's OH&S Act, Regulation and Code 2019 Edition

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This publication enables all employees to understand their duties and responsibilities under the Alberta OHS Act, Regulation, and Code and is also a great resource for health and safety committees to discuss and understand compliance-related issues. The Study-Guide has been designed to be used with the HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH&S Act, Regulation and Code, 2019 Edition. Every order comes with one Answer Key booklet at no additional charge.

Whats New in This Edition:

The following changes were made to the accompanying 2019 Edition of the Alberta Handi-Guide:

Discussion of the OHS Branchs 2019-2022 OHS Regulatory Review Plan and anticipated changes to some Parts of the OH&S Code. An amendment to Part 18 (Personal Protective Equipment) of the OH&S Code on January 1, 2019 to prohibit employers from requiring workers to use footwear (e.g., high heels) that may pose a risk to their health and safety; Information Bulletin LI050 provides additional guidance about considering footwear-related hazards as part of a workplace hazard assessment. A detailed update on technical requirements added to the OH&S Code in December 2018 that apply to farms/ranches, including some exemptions and alternative compliance methods. Discussion of a fresh review of farm safety/workplace legislation over the summer of 2019 and potential changes that could be brought forward. Updates on a range of compliance and enforcement topics, such as orders (compliance orders, stop work, and stop use orders), inspections and investigations by OH&S officers. Discussion of updating workplace impairment policies, in relation to the legalization of recreational cannabis in late 2018. Review of training requirements for health and safety committee members and health and safety representatives. Review of the OH&S legislative framework in Alberta, including significant modernization and changes to the OH&S Act, Regulation and Code that came into force in mid-2018, including important requirements relating to written OH&S programs, joint work site health and safety committees, provisions on the reporting of serious incidents and potentially serious incidents, the right to refuse dangerous work and a prohibition on discriminatory action, the requirement to develop violence and harassment prevention plans, requirements to provide workers with readily available OH&S information and an employers duty to provide a written report on steps taken to comply with an order.


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