Best Practice Guidelines


Effective Worker Participation in Hazard Assessments
 
Participation by workers in the process of hazard identification, elimination and control is essential for effectively identifying and eliminating or reducing the workplace hazards that can lead to injury or illness.
 
Alberta law requires employers to look for and fix hazard - do a hazard assessment - with worker participation.  Studies show that effective worker participation leads to healthier and safer jobs and workplaces.
 
These Guidelines are designed to promote effective and meaningful worker participation in hazard assessments.  They are intended as a resource for Workers, Health and Safety Activists, and Employers.
 

How To Use These Guidelines
 
The Guidelines contain 7 modules, and can be downloaded for print or used directly from the website or as a pdf on your computer or smartphone. They are available as a complete package, or as individual modules. Additional resources and tools are also available as separate downloads.
 
Best Practice Guidelines, complete package click here 2863kb
 
For individual modules and descriptions of each, click here
 
For additional tools and resources, click here
 
 
Help us to Improve these Guidelines
 
These Best Practice Guidelines are meant to be a work in progress. We encourage readers and users of this document to comment on it. These comments will be reviewed as a part of our editorial process for consideration in our next version
 
Send us your stories
 
In the process of researching these Guidelines we heard many different stories from workers and supervisors about what they thought worked and what didn't in their own hazard assessment processes. These stories helped give us confidence that these guidelines were based in the Alberta reality. Some comments and stories are noted alongside the Guidelines to help illustrate a key point.
 
One of the ways in which you can comment on the Guidelines, or a particular point in the Guidelines is by telling us how this aspect or suggestion is used in your workplace. Or you can tell us about your own participation in the processes of Hazard Assessment, Elimination and Control where you work.

You can email your comments and stories to us at:
participation@workershealthcentre.ca
 
 

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