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 Alberta Government Workforce Related News Releases Alberta Government Workforce Related News Releases

Bill 17 Caregiver Self-Assessment "Am I a Caregiver?" Alberta Labour Employment Standards Exceptions June 12, 2018

Alberta Health and Safety News June 2018
The following new bulletins will help guide you through the new legislative requirements. Lots of new information and resources!

Alberta Government News Release May 28, 2018: New rules mean safer workplace.
New occupational health and safety (OHS) rules will help prevent workplace bullying, harassment and violence, while providing better support for victims. 

Alberta Government Health and Safety eNews May 2018
Alberta Labour in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has developed a free introductory course for Alberta residents to help committee co-chairs and representatives
OHS Publications Online Store contains OHS bulletins, fact sheets, manuals and other health and safety documents for workers, employers and prime contractors.
Do you need a joint work site health and safety committee or representative on multiple work sites?

Alberta's new Employment Standards Code came into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Products and services are available to help employers and employees learn the new rules:
Alberta Government Health and Safety eNews Special Edition 2018
new website
and printable fact sheets – late-Oct through Nov
frequently asked questions (PDF, 205 KB)
instructional videos
free live webinars
posters available for print, download or pre-order
revised toolkit for employers
updated online self-assessment compliance tool for employers

See ALIGN Collaborations/Stakeholder Initiatives
Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships(AASP) as a Certifying Partner (Road Map To COR).
Bill 17 – Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act
Bill 30 Occupational Health and Safety Act
Foundations of Caregiver Support (FCS)
Healthy Workplace, Wellness and Safety in the Child and Family Services Sector
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
National Standard Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – COR/WCB
Workforce Alliance: Cross Association Workforce Survey


Alberta Health Services
Offers a range of resources related to health and safety topics.

Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP)

Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) is a non-profit organization registered under the Society Act for the purpose of offering Certifying Partner services to Alberta businesses regardless of size or geographic location. The head office is located in Taber, Alberta and is funded solely by memberships and course fees. They provide a practical, reasonable approach to health and safety in the workplace. The protocol used by the Association is "Partnerships" both for program development and auditing. A satellite office is being set up in Edmonton. AASP has implemented a Small Employer Certificate of Recognition Program available to businesses with 10 or fewer employees, including casual and contract. The AASP provides support and guidance for all members, as well as promotes networking and information sharing, which will ultimately lead to quality health and safety systems and safer workplaces throughout our province.

Alberta Federation of Labour Alberta Federation of Labour

The Alberta Federation of Labour is a voluntary association of unions and employee organizations that have banded together to achieve common goals. Today, the Federation continues its tradition of speaking out on the issues that matter most to working people. Often these issues relate directly to the workplace. But the AFL is also active on a wide range of broader social issues — like the need for public education and public health care.

Alberta Municipal Health & Safety Association Alberta Municipal Health & Safety Association

The Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) is a non-profit association established in 1990.Their mandate is to help Alberta municipalities manage health and safety for their staff, so that the risk of injuries is reduced, as are the associated costs. They offer training to municipal employers, managers, supervisors, workers and councillors on a wide variety of workplace health and safety topics.

Alberta Safety Council (ASC) Alberta Safety Council (ASC)

Alberta Safety Council (ASC) primary focus has been to help all Albertans develop an attitude of safety that will last them a lifetime. Although established as an organization primarily dedicated to farm and rural safety, the ASC grew to encompass transportation and children’s safety by the 1960’s and WHS by the 1970’s.As a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to changing the face of safety for all Albertans, we are the only “cradle to grave” organization offering safety training and educational programs for Albertans ages 3 – 93. We work diligently to develop an attitude of safety with both children and adults through our quality education and prevention programs. By taking a proactive approach to our training and program development, we help companies protect their most valuable assets – their employees. Although our program offerings have evolved and expanded over the years, the one thing that has not changed is our commitment to “Making Alberta a Safer Place to Live, Work and Play.”

Calgary Emergency Management Agency CEMA Calgary Emergency Management Agency CEMA

The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) plans and coordinates emergency services and resources during major emergencies and disasters. CEMA works with other City departments, corporations, communities and non-profit agencies to increase Calgary’s capacity to be prepared for and recover more quickly from a disaster.

Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Website (CanOSH) Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Website (CanOSH)

CanOSH Alberta is a website to enable Canadians to easily and independently locate occupational health and safety information provided by the federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada and by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

CCVO Emergency Preparedness Website CCVO Emergency Preparedness Website

CCVO is excited to launch getpreparednonprofit.com, a comprehensive (and growing!) online resource that will help your nonprofit or charity develop and implement an emergency preparedness plan. The site puts resources and templates at your fingertips, making it easy to ensure your organization is ready for any emergency.

First Reference First Reference

For over 20 years, First Reference has helped businesses, non-profits and charities meet legal requirements and best practices for HR, payroll, accessibility, finance, accounting, governance, IT and more

Human Resources Advisor Special Report | Updated January 2018 Understanding Alberta’s updated employment and labour law By Yosie Saint-Cyr LL.B., Managing Editor, The Human Resources Advisor™

Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project Project Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project Project

The Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project This project is focused on workplace health and wellness for leaders, supervisors, and front-line staff who work in the human-services industry (over 400 agencies) in Alberta. Their are research partnerships, wellness workshops, resources and more. Membership in the HWHP project is open to professionals in the human-services industry in Alberta. Their mission is to serve the over 17,000 persons who work in the following areas: child and youth care child and family services home visitation disabilities services women’s shelters


Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) Injury Prevention Centre (IPC)

The Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) is a provincial organization committed to advancing the impact of prevention, emergency response, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in Alberta. The Centre staff consists of researchers, data analysts, program coordinators, educators and communicators who work with partners across Alberta to control injury.

MyHealth.Alberta.ca MyHealth.Alberta.ca

MyHealth.Alberta.ca There is material relating to Stress, Psychosis Awareness, Mood and Anxiety, Getting Help and Helping Others. They have some Self-Care Resources and other information and links. This information is vetted and maintained by Alberta Health so should be a good resources for both Mentors and Mentees.

Respect In The Workplace Respect In The Workplace

Respect in the Workplace (RIW) was developed to provide organizations with a bilingual and cost-effective harassment, bullying and discrimination solution for adult relationships.

Temporary Foreign Workers Workshops Temporary Foreign Workers Workshops

Aim is to provide workplace health and safety information for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New to Alberta Workers

If your organization works with temporary foreign workers, immigrants or refugees, you can book a free-of-charge workshop to meet their information and educational needs regarding safe and healthy workplaces. The 1.5 - 3 hour program, is available province-wide and can be delivered in a variety of languages, free-of-charge.

The Research Partnership Program (RPP) The Research Partnership Program (RPP)

The Research Partnership Program (RPP) was designed to give agency leaders in human services a process to develop and grow health and wellness initiatives that will have a strong possibility of creating real change. The purposes of the program are: to stimulate wellness initiatives, to work collaboratively using a participatory approach, and to develop models of change. Agencies participating in the RPP will actively be involved in assessment, planning initiatives, implementation of their program, creating communication and policy materials, and program evaluation. Representatives from these agencies will participate in the Alberta-wide Health and Wellness Conference in 2017, to share success stories and lessons learned from their agency’s program. We hope to develop case studies from these agencies that can further inform our HWHP framework and provide examples for other Alberta human-services agencies. We would like to identify other interested agencies in each of the sub-sectors to continue this work.


Alberta Government Health and Safety eNews Special Edition 2018
As you know, last fall the Government of Alberta made important changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These changes provide Albertans with the same rights that Canadians across the province already had ,and were the first significant updates in decades. On June 1, those changes will come into force. If you have questions, go to Ask An Expert or call the Contact Centre toll-free at 1-866-415-8690.

An independent review panel has presented the province with recommendations to modernize Government Receives WCB Review Report July 6, 2017
Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and better serve Albertans. The WCB system provides no-fault benefits and supports a safe return to work for injured workers. The last comprehensive review of the WCB system was conducted more than 15 years ago. The 189-page report includes 60 recommendations to government.  The WCB review was launched in March 2016 as part of the Government of Alberta’s formal review of agencies, boards and commissions. It also included the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation and the Medical Panel Office.

Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) is designed to help you lower your premiums by encouraging injury prevention and the development of effective workplace health, safety and return-to-work plans.

General industry statistics Find general industry statistics for Alberta industries.

WCB Presentation Materials
AASCF Membership Meeting May 2014 Presentation Materials Include:
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Features of Alberta Workers’ Compensation
How Claims Costs Impact Premiums
Disability Management Report within 72 hours of the date of accident
Develop an Employee Injury Package
Sign-up for Occupational Injury Service(OIS)
Develop a Modified Duties
Job Bank Sign up for Partnerships in Injury Reduction Questions

Work Right Alberta Work Right Alberta

The Work Right campaign was the first-ever joint awareness effort involving Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards. Its focus was to use gentle, non-judgmental humour to encourage Albertans to think about what they knew about workplace legislation, and to encourage them to find out more. The goal was to promote safe, fair and healthy workplaces by encouraging a willing culture of compliance by both employers and workers.

An interactive web page was developed offering users many opportunities to test their knowledge and seek further information.