Did you know Albertans can participate in the development of the new rules for workplace harassment and violence and joint work site health and safety committees? Written submissions are being accepted until April 9th.
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The new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act takes steps to protect workers from harassment and violence in all forms; requiring joint work site health and safety committees or a worker health and safety representative.
As of June 1, the new OHS Act will:
- Define harassment and violence in all its forms, including sexual and domestic violence.
- Require employers and supervisors to take reasonable steps to protect workers from harassment and violence and to investigate incidents.
- Require workers to refrain from causing or participating in harassment and violence.
- Have an appeal process for workers disciplined for bringing harassment and violence issues forward.
- Require joint work site health and safety committees for work sites with 20 or more workers.
- Require a worker health and safety representative for work sites with five to 19 workers.
- Require employers and prime contractors to work with joint work site health and safety committees or representatives.
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