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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.

Back Care – You Want Me To Lift How Much?

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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.***

As with the other provinces and territories in Canada, Alberta has no specific law regarding the maximum weight a worker can lift.

Harassment and Violence in the workplace

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Harassment and violence can take place at any work site and may range from disrespectful remarks to physical aggression. Addressing issues early on can prevent acts of bullying and harassment from progressing to acts of physical violence.