ALIGN & BILL 30 Occupational Health and Safety Act (All Documents) 2018 – 2019

Bill 30 Update: Request for Clarity on the Requirements for Work Site Safety & Care Worker Focused Inspections December 12, 2019
ALIGN E.D. Update December 12, 2018 -Bill 30 and its requirements have been challenging for everyone.  We have asked for some clarity on the requirements for work site and safety committees and representatives. https://www.alberta.ca/work-site-health-safety-committees.aspx.  Specific to your concerns about employers with multiple work sites, the approvals process is outlined on the webpage (bottom) or I will post on our website.  If there are still questions please send them to me and I will get assistance for you. Yesterday ALIGN and ACDS met with the Ministry of Labor regarding the current Care Worker Focused inspections.  We clearly outlined some of the concerns we have heard including the inconsistencies, threats of fines, questions about placements, etc.  We were able to have them stop/complete the inspection process.  Only those that are currently open will be followed up on and there will be no more in this round.   We are told that there is a group of inspectors that have been assigned to this sector.  In light of that, ACDS, ALIGN and the 2 ministries have offered to provide the inspectors some insight into the sector, how it works and who the clients are.  We hope to do that in January and then we expect to have a debrief session on this current round of inspections later in February.

New OHS Website: Work site health and safety committees and representatives

Applying for a joint work site health and safety committee

HSC HS Rep Approval Self-Evaluation Tool pdf 

Alberta Mental Health Services Protection Act Technical Briefing November 2018

Alberta QA Mental Health Services Protection November 2018

Alberta Fact Sheet Mental Health Services Protection November 2018

Bill 30: Mental Health Services Protection Act has been introduced to put standards in place to ensure residential treatment facilities are licensed and health service providers are appropriately trained and regulated.

Creating new regulations and standards for service providers and treatment facilities supports one of the key actions recommended in Valuing Mental Health: Next Steps and was informed by input received during public engagement activities held last summer. Protecting Albertans through mental health suppor Nov 27, 2018 )

Bill 17/30 – Letter from ALIGN Association to The Honorable Rachel Notley Re: Bill 17 and Bill 30 2018

CCOHS Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors (E-course)

CCOHS Health and Safety eCourse – Health and Safety Committees and Representatives

Alberta Government News Release: New rules mean safer workplaces May 28, 2018

Bill 30: Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans OHS Act Changes presented by the Ministry of Labor at the ALIGN annual membership meeting May 4, 2018
ALIGN has some good news to share with our member agencies. We were successful in obtaining a 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Innovation and Engagement Grant in partnership with the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) from the Ministry of Labour to provide free training to representatives of member agencies who are interested in developing and implementing a formal Health and Safety Management System.

With the many changes brought about by Bill 17 in January 2018, and the amendments coming to the Occupational Health and Safety Act on June 1, 2018 through Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans; agencies will have had many new things to learn and become educated in as well as continuing to do the necessary every day work of supporting Alberta’s most vulnerable children and families.

ALIGN OHS Training Grant Memo Spring 2018pdf

ALIGN Training 2018 – Roadmap to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for ALIGN Members

ALIGN & AASP: Roadmap to COR Power Point Presentation

 Alberta Government Health and Safety eNews May 2018

Bill 30 Occupational Health and Safety Act: Help shape Alberta’s New Workplace Rules
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (the act) establishes the minimum standards for healthy and safe workplaces in Alberta. These laws are supported through the internal responsibility system and enforced through compliance activities. An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans updates the act to better protect Albertans at work. Most of the changes come into effect June 1, 2018. The new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act takes steps to protect workers from harassment and violence in all its forms. It also requires joint work site health and safety committees or a worker health and safety representative, depending on workforce size. The input will help shape specific rules around these new requirements to ensure the legislation is fair and balanced.s please email cathym@staging.alignab.ca Albertans can provide written submissions until April 9, 2018. Specific rules regarding harassment and violence, as well as training and operation of the joint work site health and safety committees, will be added to OHS regulations on June
Correspondence to ALIGN E.D. from Alberta Labour re Bill 30 March 2018
Dear Rhonda Barraclough,
Last year the Government of Albertatook an important step in improvingthe health and safety of workingAlbertans by modernizing the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) and aligning Alberta’s approach to workplace safety with that of other Canadian jurisdictions.  With valuable input from a wide range of industry and labour stakeholders, as well as ordinary Albertans, the new Act comes into force on June 1, 2018. The new Act contains provisions on harassment and violence, and requires that many Albertan work sites have a joint work site health andsafety committee or a health andsafety representative.  Thesechanges better reflect the way that Albertans work, as well as the hazards that they face on the job.  They also bring to our province the best practices and requirements for health and safety from the rest of Canada; however, regulatory changes are needed to give full effect to these new provisions. You/your organization is invited to provide written feedback on proposed regulation (see attachment) for workplace harassment and violence, as well as for the establishment, functions, and training for joint work site health and safety committees and health and safety representatives. This Discussion Guide with proposed content is available here.  You may also view the Discussion Guide at Labour website.  Please fill out the questions in the attached guide and email to lbr.review@gov.ab.ca by April 9, 2018.
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