What does the Alberta OHS Code require of employers?
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Hereof, what does the Alberta OHS code do?
The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act establishes minimum standards for healthy and safe practices in Alberta workplaces. These laws are enforced through inspections, investigations, orders, administrative penalties, fines and prosecutions.
Secondly, who does the OHS Act apply to? The OHS Act seeks to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and other people at work. It also aims to ensure that the health and safety of the public is not put at risk by work activities.
Beside this, what is the purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety OH&S Act?
The main purpose of the Act is to protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job. It sets out duties for all workplace parties and rights for workers. It establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily.
How does an OHS officer enforce the Alberta OHS legislation?
OHS enforces compliance with provincial legislation through education, work site inspections, and other enforcement measures. OHS officers conduct inspections to determine if Alberta work sites comply with provincial legislation.