News Briefs (December 18, 2000)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2001

ALTA. PUTS ONUS ON EMPLOYERS TO PROTECT STAFF WORKING ALONE

Edmonton — Alberta employers will soon face new safety regulations to protect employees who work alone. The regulations apply to all employees covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act but excludes those that come under federal legislation, those working in their own private dwellings and employees involved in farming and ranching. In any other case where an employee is working alone, the employer must conduct a hazard assessment to determine the dangers, implement safety measures, and ensure the employees have an effective way of communicating with their employer, immediate supervisor or another designated person in case of an emergency.

B.C. BUREAUCRATS FAIL TO BRING IN SKILLED IMMIGRANTS