Changes to the OHS Act and Code Delayed

The updated Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) and consequential amendments to the OHS Code will take effect in late 2021.  This change will provide job creators and workers with more time to adjust to the OHS Act and OHS Code changes.

  • The original September 1 implementation date is being extended to ensure job creators and workers can adapt the new rules to their workplaces in a way that maximizes health and safety.
  • By extending the implementation date, Alberta’s government was able to engage with Albertans to ensure any potential changes to the OHS Code are flexible and promote workplace health and safety.

There is also a notice on the Alberta Government website at the following link: https://www.alberta.ca/improving-workplace-health-and-safety.aspx

Other changes to the OHS Code resulting from the Year 1 review will take effect in the summer of 2022.

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