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Alberta holding public consultation on new workplace health and safety rules

Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 9:26 AM | By Ian Burns

Last year Alberta’s NDP government made significant changes to the province’s laws on workplace health and safety, and now it is turning to the public to help define what shape they will take.

As of June 1, the updated Occupational Health and Safety Act will require employers and supervisors to take reasonable steps to protect workers from harassment and violence, and it mandates joint health and safety committees for work sites with 20 or more workers. However, before the changes take effect specific rules on what...