Occupational Health and Safety Assessments
Protecting worker safety is a shared responsibility
Changes to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act
On December 15, 2017, Bill 30 An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans received Royal Assent. Bill 30 amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act, with most of the changes coming into effect June 1, 2018.
As a result of Bill 30, workers in Alberta have the right to refuse any unsafe work, the right to know about potential hazards, and the right to participate in safety discussions and health and safety committees.
The obligations of an employer include ensuring:
Proactive assessment of occupational health and safety (OHS) risks enables implementation of risk management practices to protect worker safety and health. Assessing and control hazards creates other benefits including improved day-to-day operations, higher working productivity, lower operating costs, and improved employee morale.
AirVironment Canada has worked with manufacturing, automotive, metal-working, paint production, plastics recycling, and other industrial facilities to assess worker exposure to chemical substances and to ensure compressed breathing air is compliant with OHS standards. AirVironment Canada has also designed continuous environmental monitoring strategies and training programs for industrial facilities.
Since 1996, AirVironment Canada has completed hundreds of IAQ projects, including: