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A health care worker’s guide to health and safety on the job

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

This guide is a resource for anyone working in Alberta's health care industry. It addresses some of the basic provincially legislated requirements of employers and workers. It also provides at-aglance information about some common health and safety issues people working in health care should know — and think about — every day on the job.

A retail worker’s handbook: occupational health and safety on the job

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Know what's expected of you in your role. And know what you have the right to expect from others. A safe and healthy workplace is everyone's responsibility.

Applying for a joint work site health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) approval

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An approval allows for a statutory Director to approve a process, equipment, standard, course or training agency, or an alternative to strict compliance with a specific legislated provision. Section 56 of the OHS Act covers approvals. Please refer to LI030-2TMP for form.

Appropriate Workwear for Flash Fire and Explosion Hazards

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Flash fires and explosions are common hazards at a variety of Alberta workplaces. These hazards are present in work areas where flammable materials are handled, processed, stored, or in any way present.

Assessment and Control of Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Psychological hazards are elements of the work environment, management practices or organizational practices that pose a risk to mental health and well-being.

Automated External Defibrillators in the Workplace

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*** New occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The OHS resource below may not have been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the new requirements, visit OHS changes.***

Occupational Health and Safety supports the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at the work site provided the employer ensures that AED use is integrated into the first aid program and emergency response plan at the site, and can be safely used in the specific work environment intended.