Occupational Health and Safety Programs are an important and developing tool for safer workplaces in Alberta. The Government of Alberta Program for government worksites, implemented in April 2009, was the first comprehensive employer and employee developed program in Alberta. The purpose of any OH&S Program is to create safer, healthier workplaces for our members by giving staff and managers the information they require to create a consistent, code-compliant safety program.
Plans are moving forward for a Health Sector OH&S Program to ensure consistency in the hospitals and long-term care facilities. Lobbying for this program continues at this time, therefore no estimated implementation date is available.