Become Informed On OHS Changes

On June 1, three new OHS rules come into force. The Worker’s right to know potential hazards, the right to refuse dangerous work and the right to participate in their health and safety.

Changes to Alberta’s workplace health and safety laws were passed late last year. This spring, government consulted with employers, workers’ advocates and Albertans on specific rules regarding harassment and violence, as well as the operation of joint work site health and safety committees. The consultation concluded on April 9. An Order in Council signed April 23 spells out those details.

Employers can learn more about supports and information through the following resources:

An information session for stakeholders is being planned to provide more details. To get updates and registration information, sign up for OHS eNews.

Apprenticeship Award Recipients Honoured

On Friday, April 20, 2017, the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Awards honored top apprentices in Alberta.  ACA honored two of those top achievers with specialty awards.

Dustin Thomson, from Calgary, received the ACA W.G. Alexander Memorial award for being the Top Overall Construction Apprentice in 2017.

ACA awarded Jarred Pinda, from Red Deer, the ACA Top Carpenter Award for 2017.

ACA’s 2017 two top Apprentices received their congratulations along with Northern Lights Bear glass sculptures and a cheque for $500.

ASTech Co-hosting a Construction Innovation Showcase

The Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation (ASTech) along with NAIT are cohosting Innovation, Culture & Transformation in the Construction Industry on May 10 from 8:30 am to noon, MST. This will be a multiplatform event which you can attend in person or via a live webcast.

If you would like to participate in this event you can find out more information and to purchase tickets here.