Alberta farms subject to workplace safety rules under new bill

Alberta farms subject to workplace safety rules under new bill

Alberta farms and ranches will be subject to occupational health and safety regulations for the very first time on January 1 if a new bill is passed into law.

Bill 6, the Increased Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, also makes Worker Compensation Board coverage mandatory for the agricultural sector.

The bill was introduced Tuesday by Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson.

“If passed, Alberta would join every other jurisdiction in Canada in applying workplace legislation to Alberta’s farms and ranches,” Sigurdson told the legislature.

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Source: CBC News Edmonton
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