Local businesses had the opportunity recently to ask questions about new workplace changes.
The Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce hosted an informative presentation on the recent adjustments to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) on Tuesday (Aug.21).
Changes officially came into effect on June 1, 2018, but the chamber's executive director Tamara Dabels wanted to educate the public.
"We had Melissa MacDonald and Dawn Gray out to provide this presentation to a packed room and it was fantastic. We had over 40 people registered."
Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation with members from Alberta Labour.
The major changes announced by OHS were:
- Workers have the right to refuse dangerous work and are protected from reprisal for exercising this right.
- Workers have the right to know of potential hazards and have access to basic health and safety information in the workplace.
- Workers have the right to be involved in health and safety discussions and participate in health and safety committees.
"These changes are going to affect a lot of businesses and so they're all motivate to learn what they need to do to comply," added Dabels.
A full list of the Occupational Health and Safety changes can be found here.