Jennifer Miller comments in The Lawyer’s Daily on the dramatic revision of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act with Bill 30. Jennifer says the new bill is the most significant update of the province’s labour laws in 25 years and the effect of these changes should not be underestimated. She says particular areas of concern include:
- changes to the definition of a supervisor and what their legal duties are;
- changing the responsibility of a worker to refuse unsafe work from a duty to a right; and
- no provision in the bill to have a second individual present when a worker is questioned during the investigation of any workplace incident.