OHS Code – Changes coming into effect March 31, 2023

The Government of Alberta has announced on December 15, 2022, in a special edition of the OHS eNews, the upcoming changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS Code). Alberta‚Äôs government will be implementing changes to parts of the OHS Code that will take effect on March 31, 2023.

This is the first time since 2009 the OHS Code has been significantly updated. Updates include harmonizing language, reducing duplication and adopting best practices in the eight updated parts. The changes will give employers and workers the tools they need to build healthy, safe workplaces.

Check out the following resources to learn more: https://ohs-pubstore.labour.alberta.ca/upcoming-legislation-changes

 

4 thoughts on “OHS Code – Changes coming into effect March 31, 2023”

  1. Why did the updates to Part 18 PPE not get updated with respect to the arc flash hazard vs flash fire hazard and the need for arc-rated arc flash PPE with an Arc Thermal Performance Value as required by CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard?

    Alberta’s OHS Code and Regulations are weak in identifying the electric shock hazard and arc flash. Yes they would fall under Part 2 requirements. Electric shock impacts all workers and all industries. Electricians and other task qualified workers complete energized work on 208VAC, 480VAC and 600VAC three phase electrical equipment and are exposed to electric shock and arc flash.

    Part 18 as currently published is technically incorrect.

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