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AASP/UNB Safety Program Tuition Giveaway

AASP/UNB Safety Program Tuition Giveaway

Wanting to Further your Education in Occupational Health & Safety?  AASP is Very Excited to offer AASP/UNB Safety Program Tuition Giveaway! GREAT NEWS: Application Deadline extended to November 30th 2021     The Alberta Association for Safety...

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Remote Work and the responsibility of your JWHSC/HSR

According to the most recent Labour Force Survey, 3.1 million Canadians were working from home temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021. Overall, approximately four in ten (38.9%) Canadian workers are in jobs that can plausibly be carried out from...

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Meeting Court Order Requirements

Lazer Wash was put on a probation order following a serious incident. They were required to become members of AASP, take our training and have an audit conducted. They met all requirements and even achieved a COR in the process.

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OHS eNews April 2021

Have your say in OHS Code changes. Alberta’s government continues to update and improve OHS laws to make them easier for employers and workers to understand and comply.

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OHS eNews February 2021

OHS eNews February 2021

Workplace incidents involving COVID-19 exposure are reportable incidents. Make sure you understand Alberta OHS reporting requirements when operating during a pandemic…

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OHS eNews November 2020

Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act. Changes have been made to the following provisions of the Employment Standards Code, effective November 1, 2020: payment of earnings, statements of earnings, deductions, rest periods, average daily wage, vacation entitlements, averaging arrangements , youth employment, administrative penalties…

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Infographic: Leadership & Management Commitment

Infographic: Leadership & Management Commitment

Learn how to prioritize OHS in your agency or service provider, and how to enage in strong safety leadership. Support continuous improvement, today!The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee (HSC)/...

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Infographic: Make sure you know the signs of fatigue

Infographic: Make sure you know the signs of fatigue

Fatigue is an impairment that increases your risk of incidents. When you can identify your own fatigue, you can keep yourself, and others around you, safe.The first Alberta Labour Approved Online Course Developed by AASP is now available: Health and Safety Committee...

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OHS eNews October 2020

The OHS Code three-year review plan for 2020-2023 is now available. The plan is updated annually and provides OHS with an opportunity to improve health and safety outcomes while enabling innovation, competitiveness and streamlining of requirements. Publishing the plan gives stakeholders an opportunity to understand and provide input on the work being done…

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WCB Alberta Worksight Newsletter September 2020

It’ been 1 year since Worksight went digital! We want your help to make year two even better! Take our quick, three-question survey and let us know what you think. Is our content relevant? How can we improve? We want to hear from you!

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OHS eNews September 2020

Certificate of Recognition (COR). The COR program has introduced two new options to help those employers who have completed a full three-year audit cycle (2017 to 2019) and now must recertify their COR in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both options qualify for PIR refund eligibility from WCB…

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OHS eNews 12 June 2020

Alberta’s relaunch strategy. Stage 2 of Alberta’s COVID-19 recovery plan starts June 12. The Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work.

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OHS eNews 29 May 2020

Moving towards a relaunch Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. Guidance and resources for workplaces, Restricted and non-restricted services. Alberta Biz-Connect provides industry-specific supports to help businesses and non-profits begin to reopen and resume operations…

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WCB Alberta Worksight Newsletter May 2020

This month, over 10,000 Certificate of Recognition (COR) holders in Alberta received a Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) rebate for their 2019 performance. These employers set the standard and show a safe workplace is, and will always be, a top priority. Their contribution to Alberta’s workplaces does not go unnoticed…

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OHS eNews 15 May 2020

N95 respirator alternatives. Allowing the use of respirators meeting international standards as alternatives to N95 respirators approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). On May 3, a ministerial order took effect that temporarily amends the OHS Code during the COVID-19 public emergency…

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OHS eNews 8 May 2020

When do I report a COVID-19 incident to Alberta OHS? All serious incidents and potentially serious incidents, including those related to COVID-19, must be reported to OHS. These include the following…

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OHS eNews 24 April 2020

COVID-19: workplace health and safety concern COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can be spread either directly or indirectly. Direct infection can happen if: Someone coughs or sneezes on you. You shake hands with someone who is sick and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth…

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OHS eNews 17 April 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, OHS officers will respond to work sites for serious incidents, fatalities and immediate danger conditions. During the pandemic: Health care, seniors care facilities and other essential services are the priority for inspections…

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OHS eNews 7 April 2020

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, you will receive special editions of eNews providing the latest developments in Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards. COVID-19: a workplace health and safety concern COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can be spread either directly or indirectly…

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OHS eNews March 2020

Farm and ranch safety. Alberta’s Farm Freedom and Safety Act came into effect January 31, 2020. Find Alberta farm and ranch safety resources on the OHS resource portal, including posters and a handbook about health and safety on Alberta farms and ranches.

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OHS eNews February 2020

Respiratory viruses. Learn about respiratory viruses in the workplace, including legal responsibilities, infection prevention and best practices in Respiratory viruses and your workplace…

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AASP Newsletter January 2020

AASP Newsletter January 2020

Working to Ensure Safety in the Community Services. “As a Valued Member of Your Organization Your Safety Is Important” AASP, ALIGN, and ACDS…

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OHS eNews January 2020

Changes to joint work site health and safety committee rules Changes to the joint work site health and safety committee requirements came into effect on December 13, 2019…

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Infographic: Happy New Year

Infographic: Happy New Year

Wishing you a happy New Year from the AASP, Align, and the ACDS! May your year be filled with safety and success, and all the joys of the season.

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WCB Alberta Worksight Newsletter December 2019

Keep an eye out for a short, informative letter providing you with everything you need to know about submitting your 2019 annual return. In addition to providing your account number and password, the letter will detail helpful tips and features to help make filing even easier.

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OHS eNews December 2019

New OHS resources for First Nations, Métis and Inuit workers including tips sheets for employers and information for Indigenous training and employment organizations.

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Working in Winter

Alberta’s unpredictable winter weather creates many hazardous conditions. Read Working in winter to recognize common winter hazards and ways to address them…

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OHS eNews November 2019

OHS information for employers and workers. Visit the Online Resource Portal for resources to help guide you through OHS legislative requirements. The portal website allows you to provide feedback on your portal experience and on specific publications…

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OHS eNews October 2019

Visit the Online Resource Portal for resources to help guide you through OHS legislative requirements. The portal website allows you to provide feedback on your portal experience and on specific publications. Look for the ‘Feedback’ link on the left-hand menu…

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OHS eNews September 2019

OHS information for employers and workers. Visit the Online Resource Portal for resources to help guide you through OHS legislative requirements. The portal website allows you to provide feedback on your portal experience and on specific publications…

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OHS eNews August 2019

OHS information for employers and workers. Visit the Online Resource Portal for resources to help guide you through OHS legislative requirements. The portal website allows you to provide feedback on your portal experience and on specific publications…

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OHS eNews February 2019

The OHS Act requires the Minister publish each year a 3-year plan for the review of the OHS Regulation and Code. The plan outlines areas for future review and renewal to ensure regulations are in alignment with other jurisdictions and reflect the changing…

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OHS eNews December 2018

Farm and ranch technical rules
On Dec. 1, 2018, waged, non-family farm and ranch workers have similar rights and protections as other working Albertans. The changes address workplace hazards, safety training and maintenance of equipment.

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OHS eNews October 2018

Focused inspection programs. This fall, OHS will conduct focused inspections to: protect workers’ OHS rights, enhance employers’ awareness of their responsibilities, and raise awareness of work site hazards, and increase compliance with OHS laws.

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OHS eNews September 2018

OHS Act defined: The Occupational Health and Safety Act is the Statute and is the enabling legislation for the regulation and code. Changes to the Act require legislature approval.   OHS Regulations Defined: The OHS Regulation deals primarily with administrative...

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ALBERTA INDUSTRY CODE 87600

Could this have been your business? On October 12, 2013 a life was forever changed, and a business suffered severe loss.   Please read the link which is a letter from Michael Sheppard explaining how quickly and easily one’s world can be turned upside...

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Alberta Laws

OHS ACT, REGULATIONS AND CODE UPDATES Stay tuned, all our courses are currently being updated and will be ready for delivery in-house or classroom by second week of June.  The eLearning for Module 3 – Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees and/or Health and...

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Research Your Suppliers!

Circumstances of the Offence We run a seasonal, event-based business called ScreamWorks and are only open for less than two weeks a year. Every season, we add new activities and in 2013, we added a zombie paintball shooting game. Zombie paintball is a fast...

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Winter is Here! So are the accidents!

Winter has arrived in Alberta! As experienced every first snowfall, drivers were experiencing slippery roads, on summer tires, with either drivers losing patience, or those who travel well below the posted limits on main thoroughfares. Edmonton police, like many other...

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