Hazards: biological

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

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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

COVID-19 as a workplace hazard

Addresses the importance of updating the hazard assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic and some factors to consider.

UPDATED: February, 2022

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

Immunizations for Worker Exposure

*****This resource is currently being updated *****

Visit Alberta Health website for information on Alberta Immunization Policy including occupational considerations for immunization. 
Employer's toolkit for vaccination

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

Occupational health and safety guidance for workers: respiratory viruses

This bulletin gives a brief overview of respiratory viruses as a hazard and high level information about OHS legislation as it relates to workers’ key rights and responsibilities.

UPDATED: February 2022

OHS obligations and consent forms for working during a pandemic

Addresses some issues surrounding worker’s signing consent forms related to returning to work during COVID-19 relaunches.

UPDATED: February 2022

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

Respiratory virus exposure in workplace common areas

The risk of respiratory virus exposure can increase when controls fail in workplace common areas. This bulletin discusses the increased risk and some best practices to address this risk.

UPDATED: Novmebmer, 2021

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: March 2022

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

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