Occupational Health & Safety Legislation

The University of Lethbridge considers health and safety to be a priority and is committed to providing a safe and healthy work and study environment for the entire University community. This is achieved by meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements and ensuring that the University fully implements its Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS). The goal of the University of Lethbridge is to integrate health and safety into all aspects of University activities.

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code provides the minimum health and safety requirements for all workers at Alberta workplaces. Various other provincial as well as federal acts, regulations and codes which are applicable to and affect health and safety responsibilities are also incorporated in the University’s EHSMS. 

University employees, supervisors and managers are responsible for understanding and complying with applicable health and safety laws, including section 2 of the Alberta Occupational Health Safety Act, “Obligations of employers, workers, etc.”

The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act defines the 3 basic rights of workers:

  • the right to refuse (dangerous work)
  • the right to know (the hazards of their work)
  • the right to participate (in health and safety activities and committees)

COMPLIANCE: AB OHS Contact Reports reference sections of the legislation, OHS officer observations, and compliance requirements. Contact reports must be posted at a worksite until all compliance requirements are met. Active contact reports are available HERE.


AB OHS Code Explanation Guide

The Alberta OHS Online Resource Portal provides access to helpful resources such as health and safety documents, webinars, etc.

Use the OHS Legislation Template to track legislation applicable to your work at the University.