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Alberta Employers will no Longer be Required to have a Health and Safety Committee or Representative at Every Work Site!

On Friday, December 13, Alberta Labour announced two new rules providing employers flexibility to meet the unique needs of each workplace. The two changes are as follows:

Reduction in Training

  • Part 1 Health & Safety Committee (HSC) and Health & Safety Representative (HS Reps) training is no longer a mandatory requirement for HSC Co-Chairs and HS Reps; and
  • Part 2 training remains a mandatory requirement for HSC Co-Chairs and HS Representatives and will now be known as “Joint HSC/HS Representative Training.” It is still required to receive this training from a government-approved training provider like AMHSA.

Committee Requirement

  • Employers now need to count the number of total workers across all work sites to determine if an HSC or HS Representative is required (versus having them at each work site). If that total number of workers is over 20, only one committee is needed. Separate work site committees can still be maintained if they are working for you. [Sections 16(1) and 17(1) of the OHS Act].

How do you know if this affects you?

If you didn’t need a committee or a representative as a result of the initial legislation introduced in 2018, you may be impacted by this change. The following is an example of what is now required based on the new changes:

  • 5 - 19 total employees = Need 1 Health & Safety Representative
  • 20+ total employees = Need 1 Health & Safety Committee

These changes will need to be in place by January 31, 2020.

Employer Acceptances Issued by Alberta Labour

Are you an employer who was issued an approval from Alberta Labour to vary the practices and procedures of a Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee? If so, your order may now be nullified.  

If the approval allowed a multi-site employer to have one Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee this approval is no longer in effect. Employers are now required to count their workers collectively among all sites to determine if a Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee is required. Therefore, an acceptance granted to allow a multi-site employer to have just one Joint Health and Safety Committee would no longer be required.


SAFETY & INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS

Join us to learn more about the Safety and Informational Programs that AMHSA is offering in partnership with Devco. AMHSA is offering two webinars (on April 23 and again on April 29) that will explain to you what this program entails as well as other webinars that are specific to subject matters. Please click here to view our webinar page.


UPCOMING CONFERENCES & TRADESHOWS

AMHSA is participating at the following tradeshows:

CANCELLED - RMA Convention & Trade Show scheduled for March 16, 2020 at the Edmonton Convention Centre. For more information, click here. No update at this time on a future date.

CANCELLED - LGAA Conference & Tradeshow scheduled for April 22-23, 2020 at the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer. Register by clicking on this link. Now moved to October 21-23, 2020.

CANCELLED - AARFP 43rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow scheduled for April 26-29, 2020 at the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer. For more information, click here. Now moved to September 20-23, 2020.

CANCELLED - Alberta Municipal Enforcement Association (AMEA) 40th Annual Trade Show scheduled for April 30, 2020 at the Sheraton Cavalier, Calgary. For more information, click here. Now moved to October 29

CANCELLED - AUMA Public Risk Conference scheduled for April 30-May 1, 2020 at the Malcolm Hotel, Canmore.

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ISO 45001: 2018 Understanding the Requirements Training (Day 1 and 2)

Date: Thursday Aug 27, 2020 - Friday Aug 28, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual training format

The cost for this course is $480 per person.

The intent of ISO 45001 is to provide participants with a high-level understanding of the important issues that can affect an organization’s occupational health and safety management system, either positively or negatively. Issues of interest are those that can affect the organization’s ability to achieve its intended outcomes – including the objectives it has set for its OHSMS, such as meeting its OHS policy commitments.

Upon completion of the courses, certificates will be issued by SGS, the accredited registrar and training provider.

To find out more information and/or to register for one or more of these classes, please contact Sharon Young, AMHSA’s Director of Learning and Management Systems.

 

Upcoming News & Events

ISO 45001: 2018 Understanding the Requirements Training (Day 1 and 2)

Date: August 27, 2020 - August 28, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual training format

The cost for this course is $480 per person.

The intent of ISO 45001 is to provide participants with a high-level understanding of the important issues that can affect an organization’s occupational health and safety management system, either positively or negatively. Issues of interest are those that can affect the organization’s ability to achieve its intended outcomes – including the objectives it has set for its OHSMS, such as meeting its OHS policy commitments.

Upon completion of the courses, certificates will be issued by SGS, the accredited registrar and training provider.

To find out more information and/or to register for one or more of these classes, please contact Sharon Young, AMHSA’s Director of Learning and Management Systems.

 

ISO 45001: 2018 Internal Auditor Training (Day 3)

Date: September 03, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual training format

This course is $225 per person.

The intent of ISO 45001 is to provide participants with a high-level understanding of the important issues that can affect an organization’s occupational health and safety management system, either positively or negatively. Issues of interest are those that can affect the organization’s ability to achieve its intended outcomes – including the objectives it has set for its OHSMS, such as meeting its OHS policy commitments.

Upon completion of the courses, certificates will be issued by SGS, the accredited registrar and training provider.

To find out more information and/or to register for one or more of these classes, please contact Sharon Young, AMHSA’s Director of Learning and Management Systems.

ISO 45001: 2018 Lead Auditor Training (Day 4)

Date: September 04, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Virtual training format

The cost for this course is current to be determined, dependent upon the number of participants who are interested to register. 

The intent of ISO 45001 is to provide participants with a high-level understanding of the important issues that can affect an organization’s occupational health and safety management system, either positively or negatively. Issues of interest are those that can affect the organization’s ability to achieve its intended outcomes – including the objectives it has set for its OHSMS, such as meeting its OHS policy commitments.

To find out more information and/or to register for one or more of these classes, please contact Sharon Young, AMHSA’s Director of Learning and Management Systems.

Southern Alberta Safety Council Meeting

Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Cochrane RancheHouse Conf Centre, 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane