Changes to Committee Requirements in Alberta
The Government of Alberta has announced changes to the rules for workplace health and safety committees.
In effect immediately, the mandatory training for committee members or representatives will be reduced from two courses to one.
As of January 31, 2020, committees will be employer specific rather than site specific.
This means dealers with multiple locations will only require one committee to represent the entire group rather than separate committees for each store - as long as the total employee count is over 20 staff members.
If your total employee count for all stores combined is between 5-19 employees you will require one representative for the entire company, regardless of location count.
For more information please refer to the Government of Alberta website by clicking the link: https://www.alberta.ca/work-site-health-safety-committees.aspx