Product details

Publisher: 
Carswell
Practice area: 
Health & environmental
Jurisdiction: 
Alberta
Publication date: 
2020-09-25
Carswell

HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH&S Act, Regulation and Code - 2020 Edition (Print & ProView)

Availability: Partial Stock

This handy up-to-date reference guide contains the full text of the current version of the OH&S Act, plus regulations under the Act, including the OH&S Regulation and OH&S Code, plus seven interpretive chapters. The HANDI-GUIDE is a practical tool for workers, supervisors, and employers. Throughout, the Alberta HANDI-GUIDE provides timely insights and interpretation on the scope of Alberta’s OH&S legislation.

The 2020 Alberta HANDI-GUIDE contains interpretive commentary, plus the following legislation:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Administrative Penalty (Occupational Health and Safety Act) Regulation
  • Farming and Ranching Exemption Regulation
  • Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 Order
  • Occupational Health and Safety Code, 2009

The interpretive chapters include:

  • A Regulatory Update, with discussion of many key topics such as compliance and enforcement, joint committees and health and safety representatives, OH&S program requirements, violence and harassment prevention plans, WHMIS 2015 content, update on convictions, offences, penalties and ticketable OH&S contraventions, and much more
  • Chapter 1 - Key Responsibilities of Work Site Parties
  • Chapter 2 - Due Diligence for Employers
  • Chapter 3 - OHS Actions for Supervisors
  • Chapter 4 - OHS Actions for Workers
  • Chapter 5 - Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees
  • Chapter 6 - Online OHS Resources

New in This Edition:

  • A Foreword on the ongoing impact of Alberta’s updated OH&S legislation, written by well-known Edmonton OH&S lawyer David Myrol
  • The current version of the OH&S Act, plus regulations under the Act, including the OH&S Regulation and OH&S Code
  • Discussion of the OHS Branch’s annual, three-year OHS Regulatory Review Plan
  • Changes in force as of January 31, 2020, affecting some requirements relating to Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees and health and safety representatives
  • Numerous regulatory changes associated with the Farm Freedom and Safety Act that came into force in early 2020. The changes served to update the applicable rules for employment standards, labour relations, workers’ compensation coverage and occupational health and safety on farms and ranches
  • Updates on a range of compliance and enforcement topics, such as prosecution examples, orders (compliance orders, stop work, and stop use orders), inspections and investigations by OH&S officers
  • An update on COVID-19 in the context of OH&S compliance in Alberta, including resources on COVID-19 published by the OHS Branch
  • Updated information about online services and resources, such as online forms, statistics, OHS penalties/convictions, applying for an acceptance or approval, OH&S incident reporting, filing OH&S-related complaints, Ask an OH&S Expert, and reporting on compliance with an OH&S order
  • Full review of the OHS legislative framework in Alberta, including major changes to the OH&S Act, Regulation and Code that came into force in mid-2018 and continue to be in place

Note: Under Part 2 (Availability of Information) of Alberta's OH&S Act, employers have a duty under Section 14(3) to ensure a paper or electronic copy of the OH&S Act, regulations, and the OH&S Code are readily available for reference by workers, joint work site health and safety committees, and health and safety representatives.

Alberta Labour and Immigration (OHS Branch), which is responsible for administering the OH&S Act, has advised that they recognize the acceptability of the official published versions from Alberta's Queen's Printer, as well as copies as published by Thomson Reuters in the HANDI-GUIDE.

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Carswell

HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH&S Act, Regulation and Code - 2020 Edition (Print & ProView)

Availability: Partial Stock

Description

This handy up-to-date reference guide contains the full text of the current version of the OH&S Act, plus regulations under the Act, including the OH&S Regulation and OH&S Code, plus seven interpretive chapters. The HANDI-GUIDE is a practical tool for workers, supervisors, and employers. Throughout, the Alberta HANDI-GUIDE provides timely insights and interpretation on the scope of Alberta’s OH&S legislation.

The 2020 Alberta HANDI-GUIDE contains interpretive commentary, plus the following legislation:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Administrative Penalty (Occupational Health and Safety Act) Regulation
  • Farming and Ranching Exemption Regulation
  • Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 Order
  • Occupational Health and Safety Code, 2009

The interpretive chapters include:

  • A Regulatory Update, with discussion of many key topics such as compliance and enforcement, joint committees and health and safety representatives, OH&S program requirements, violence and harassment prevention plans, WHMIS 2015 content, update on convictions, offences, penalties and ticketable OH&S contraventions, and much more
  • Chapter 1 - Key Responsibilities of Work Site Parties
  • Chapter 2 - Due Diligence for Employers
  • Chapter 3 - OHS Actions for Supervisors
  • Chapter 4 - OHS Actions for Workers
  • Chapter 5 - Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees
  • Chapter 6 - Online OHS Resources

New in This Edition:

  • A Foreword on the ongoing impact of Alberta’s updated OH&S legislation, written by well-known Edmonton OH&S lawyer David Myrol
  • The current version of the OH&S Act, plus regulations under the Act, including the OH&S Regulation and OH&S Code
  • Discussion of the OHS Branch’s annual, three-year OHS Regulatory Review Plan
  • Changes in force as of January 31, 2020, affecting some requirements relating to Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees and health and safety representatives
  • Numerous regulatory changes associated with the Farm Freedom and Safety Act that came into force in early 2020. The changes served to update the applicable rules for employment standards, labour relations, workers’ compensation coverage and occupational health and safety on farms and ranches
  • Updates on a range of compliance and enforcement topics, such as prosecution examples, orders (compliance orders, stop work, and stop use orders), inspections and investigations by OH&S officers
  • An update on COVID-19 in the context of OH&S compliance in Alberta, including resources on COVID-19 published by the OHS Branch
  • Updated information about online services and resources, such as online forms, statistics, OHS penalties/convictions, applying for an acceptance or approval, OH&S incident reporting, filing OH&S-related complaints, Ask an OH&S Expert, and reporting on compliance with an OH&S order
  • Full review of the OHS legislative framework in Alberta, including major changes to the OH&S Act, Regulation and Code that came into force in mid-2018 and continue to be in place

Note: Under Part 2 (Availability of Information) of Alberta's OH&S Act, employers have a duty under Section 14(3) to ensure a paper or electronic copy of the OH&S Act, regulations, and the OH&S Code are readily available for reference by workers, joint work site health and safety committees, and health and safety representatives.

Alberta Labour and Immigration (OHS Branch), which is responsible for administering the OH&S Act, has advised that they recognize the acceptability of the official published versions from Alberta's Queen's Printer, as well as copies as published by Thomson Reuters in the HANDI-GUIDE.

About Thomson Reuters ProView

ProView is the way to read Thomson Reuters eBooks and eLooseleafs, published primarily for legal, accounting, human resources, and tax professions. The Thomson Reuters ProView web-based application is accessed via your browser. With the new ProView web app, offline capability is now available from your browser. The web application has a responsive design and is compatible with desktop, laptop and mobile devices.