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HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH&S Act, Regulation and Code - 2019 Edition - Print + ProView
By: HATSCAN, Don Buchanan
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HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH&S Act, Regulation and Code - 2019 Edition contains the complete and current Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations in Alberta.

The HANDI-GUIDE is a practical tool for workers, supervisors, and employers. Throughout, the HANDI-GUIDE provides timely insights and interpretation on the scope of these new legislative realities.

This edition includes:

A Foreword on the new legislation written by well-known Edmonton OH&S lawyer David Myrol was added to this edition.

The current version of the (new) OH&S Act, plus regulations under the Act, including the updated OH&S Regulation and OH&S Code.

Seven interpretive chapters, with updated commentary and legislative references, to help you understand and interpret the law, including:

  • A Regulatory Update, with discussion of many key topics, such as compliance and enforcement; joint committees and HS representatives; OHS program requirements; violence and harassment prevention plans; WHMIS 2015 content; update on convictions, offences, penalties, and ticketable OHS 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

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 (OHS Branch), 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.

Multiple copy discounts available

About the Author
Don Buchanan is an Edmonton-based writer and editor ( He was the original editor of the HANDI-GUIDE to Alberta's OH & S Act, Regulation and Code (First Edition) and the ZERO Injuries Handbook. He authors Carswell's series of HANDI-GUIDES, including editions for AB, BC, SK, MB, Atlantic Canada and Federally Regulated Workplaces. He has also contributed to the Carswell series of Triform Notebooks on workplace health and safety. Operating as, Don has written for a wide range of corporate clients and publications on diverse topics, including aspects of corporate responsibility, workplace health and safety, workplace wellness, construction/engineering, physical activity and active living, workers' compensation, WHMIS, TDG, and environmental compliance.