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

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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 website.***

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



PUBLISHED: July 2009

Do I Have a Workplace Mould Problem?

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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 website.***

Mould as a hazard, health risks and suggested controls to prevent exposure.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

Hantavirus: Information for Employers and Workers

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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 website.***

Hantavirus transmission, signs and symptoms, exposure prevention.

PUBLISHED: March 1998

Immunizations for Worker Exposure

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

Visit Alberta Health website for information on Alberta Immunization Policy including occupational considerations for immunization. 

Protection of Workers during Remediation of Marijuana Grow Operations

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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 website.***

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

PUBLISHED: December 2014

Respiratory viruses and the workplace

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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.

PUBLISHED: March 16, 2020

West Nile Virus and Workers

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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 website.***

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

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

PUBLISHED: May 2020