ALIGN COVID Memo #63 Alberta OHS Re: Reporting a COVID illness at Work to OHS Dec 6, 2021

DECEMBER 6, 2021

It was brought to ALIGN’s attention last week that some agencies are not sure whether they need to report a COVID illness at work to OHS. One of our member agencies asked for clarification from OHS, and ALIGN is sharing the response with all members as a good reminder as this pandemic continues.

“You should still report as per it’s just that the covid specific information at the top of the online reporting portal is not there, but you can still report as PSI. In the new OHS Act that came into effect on December 01, 2021, you will see in Part 7, Section 33 that illness is included in reporting to OHS.

If a worker is admitted to hospital as a result of workplace injury, illness or incident, if a worker has died at work or from an illness connected to the worksite, you will call OHS to report over the phone.

You can access the OHS Act, Regulation and Code vi
a If you require further assistance or wish to discuss your situation with a Safety Advisor, please contact our Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre at 780-415-8690 or long-distance toll-free at 1-866-415-8690.
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety
Please follow this safety information as we continue to provide safe work environments.
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