FAQs

What is a workplace hazard?

Danger = Hazard
A hazard is something that can hurt your health.
Hazards can cause both illnesses and injuries.
Some hazards hurt your right away. Some hurt you weeks or years later.

You can also research hazards specific to a workplace through the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre’s website:

Researching Workplace Hazards

 

Where can I go to get 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.

 

How do I get more information on my legal rights?

There are organizations that have a focus on specific workplace rights. Through the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre’s website, you can find a list of those organizations by following the link below:

Your Legal Rights

 

Who do I talk to to get information about Unions? 

The Alberta Labour Relations Board is the provincial body that makes and enforces the rules about union-management relations

The Alberta Federation of Labour is the umbrella body for most unions in the province.