Hazards: biological

Information about biohazards such as animal and human waste, bacteria, insects, moulds, plants and viruses.

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Respiratory viruses and the workplace

Respiratory viruses, including influenza and coronaviruses, can cause common colds, seasonal flu and public health outbreaks. This bulletin gives employers, supervisors and workers information about controlling respiratory virus hazards in the workplace.

UPDATED: December 2022

Respiratory viruses: selecting respirators and masks

Gives employers information to help guide their selection of respirators and masks, when addressing the hazard of respiratory viruses in the workplace.

PUBLISHED: December 2022

Ventilation in the workplace

This bulletin explains how ventilation can help control the risk of harm from airborne contaminants in indoor workplaces.

PUBLISHED: December 2022

Workplace health and safety after a flood

Outlines some of the hazards that can be introduced as a result of a flood and ways to address those hazards.

UPDATED: May 2022

Mould in the workplace

This resource explains the health risks of mould as a workplace hazard, and provides suggested controls to prevent exposure.

UPDATED: May 2022

Best Practices: Mould at the Work Site

***This resource is current to July 2009. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Basic information on mould, health hazards, mitigation, requirements for worker protection, safe work procedures, inspection criteria and applicable legislation.

PUBLISHED: July 2009

Hantavirus: Information for Employers and Workers

***This resource is current to March 1998.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Hantavirus transmission, signs and symptoms, exposure prevention.

PUBLISHED: March 1998

West Nile Virus and Workers

Explains what West Nile Virus is and how it affects the workplace, suggestions for hazard assessment and controls.

UPDATED: August 2009

Protection of Workers during Remediation of Marijuana Grow Operations

***This resource is current to December 2014.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Potential hazards and controls to be considered during remediation of an active or shutdown illegal marijuana grow operation.

PUBLISHED: December 2014