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Connect to resources that will help you with workplace health and safety concerns and other problems you might encounter at work.

If you have problems finding the right information or you are not satisfied with the help you receive from the agencies responsible for health and safety, workplace harassment or employment conditions, please contact us to discuss other possible solutions.
  1. Your Legal Rights
  2. Getting Help
  3. Researching Workplace Hazards
  4. Resources for Workplace Accommodations
  5. Additional Resources
  6. Teacher Resources (WORK PLAYS Schools Program)
  7. Student/Young worker Resources
1. Your Legal Rights
 
Alberta Employment and Immigration is responsible for workplace health and safety and employment standards in the province. 

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
 
File a complaint about your workplace. Workers may have concerns about health and safety conditions at their workplace, or about pay,
vacation or other employment conditions.
 

Workplace Health & Safety
Occupational Health & Safety is the agency responsible for enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations in the province.
If you wish to file a complaint or report unsafe working conditions, report an immediately dangerous situation or have questions about health and safety in the workplace,

Safe and Fair Workplaces – Government of Alberta:  

Youth and the Law – At Work
Legal Resources for Young Workers - The Canadian Legal Resource Centre

Right to Refuse?
An outline of the process for refusing Imminent Danger in Alberta. See PDF

If You Are Injured on the Job
The Alberta Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) hands claims related to workplace injuries and illnesses. If you are injured at work and require medical assistance or
miss a day of work, the injury must be reported to the WCB. You can visit the WCB workers' page to find out the steps you must take or contact them toll-free at 1-866-922-9221.
 
Employment Standards
Employment Standards can answer your questions about wages, vacation pay, holiday pay, hours of work, etc. Call the province-wide toll-free number
at 1-877-427-3731 or find the office nearest you.

Harassment, Discrimination and Human Rights
The Alberta Human Rights Commission is the agency responsible for hearing and investigating complaints of discrimination based on the protected grounds of race, colour,
ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, source of income and sexual orientation. If you  
have concerns about your human rights in the workplace, contact the Commission in Edmonton at 780-427-7661 or in Calgary at 403-297-6571.

Workrights.ca is a website with general information on your rights at work and links to more information.
  
The Alberta Labour Relations Board is the provincial body that makes and enforces rules in unionized workplaces about union-management relations.
 

2. Getting Help
 
There are non-profit organizations in Edmonton and Calgary that specialize in providing you with free help regarding your workplace concerns.
 
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area.
You can contact them at 780-702-1725.

The Calgary Workers' Resource Centre assists workers with filling out forms, attending meetings/hearings, and talking with employers and government agencies
in order to help them access their employment related benefits and rights. You can contact them at 403-264-8100.
 
Calgary Legal Guidance provides free legal advice for individuals with low income in the Calgary area. You can contact them at 403-264-8100.
 
The Alberta Federation of Labour is the umbrella body for most unions in the province and can provide you with information on how unions make workplaces safer
and other benefits of belonging to a union. You can contact them toll-free at 1-800-661-3995.

3. Researching Workplace Hazards
 
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety is a non-profit health and safety information centre with online databases of hazards and other information.
 

OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESSES
HAZMAP:  a database of potential occupational illnesses and their physical consequences.  Searchable by Hazardous Agents by Types of Diseases and Occupation, by Adverse Effects

DO-IT-YOURSELF HAZARD RESEARCH
Hazards Magazine is an award-winning magazine with a range of information and resources on workplace issues. See PDF

COMMUNITY MAPPING
Use Digital Mapping Programs to Identify Toxic Hot Spots. More Information

4. Resources for Workplace Accommodations

Duty To Accommodate in the Workplace Alberta Human Rights Commission Bulletin. See PDF

Medical Information Bulletin
How much medical information do you need to provide your employer?  This explanation and forms from the Alberta Human Rights  Commission will help you obtaining proper medical information to use for return to work situations.

5. Additional Resources
 
Search the Canadian Legal Information Institute’s databases for legal decisions of interest to you.

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