OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 1 Definitions and General Application

Section 2.1 Availability of legislation

Workers have a right to have access to the occupational health and safety rules that apply to them and their employer. This section requires employers to have up-to-date paper or electronic copies of Alberta’s OHS legislation readily available for reference by workers.

“Readily available” is considered to mean that the OHS Act, OHS Regulation and OHS Code are located near workers and accessible to workers during each shift. If the required legislation is being made readily available to workers via an electronic system,

(a) the system should be available for use during all work shifts, and

(b) a trained operator should be available on each shift to retrieve the information or, alternatively, all workers should be trained to retrieve the information.