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Alert: Lead May be Present in Industrial Pigments and Coatings

AL042
***This resource is current to August 2014.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

An outline of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code general and specific requirements related to lead.

PUBLISHED: Aug 2014

Ammonia at the Work Site

CH027
***This resource is current to August 2010.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Describes the properties of ammonia and how it affects the body, and addresses employer and worker legislated responsibilities.

PUBLISHED: August 2010

Approved asbestos training agencies

ASB002
List of approved asbestos training agencies

UPDATED: October 1, 2021

Asbestos Exposure in the Demolition and Renovation Industries

ASB004
***This resource is current to February 2017.
For information on the current OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

General precautions when dealing with asbestos demolition and renovations.

UPDATED: February 2017

Carbon Monoxide at the Work Site

CH031
***This resource is current to July 2009.
For information on the current OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Describes the health effects of exposure to carbon monoxide and suggested protective controls.

PUBLISHED: July 2009

Chlorine at the Work Site

CH067
***This resource is current to July 2010.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Lists properties of chlorine, health effects, protective controls and possible substitutes.

PUBLISHED: July 2010

Coal Dust at the Work Site

CH063
***This resource is current to April 2010.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Lists types of coal and health risks. Discusses medical monitoring and suggested protective controls.

PUBLISHED: April 2010

Course Guidelines: Occupational Health and Safety for the Asbestos Worker

CG001
Summarizes the course content, worker re-certification and administrative procedure requirements for agencies approved to deliver the “Occupational Health and Safety for the Asbestos Worker” course.

UPDATED: April 2021

Crystalline Silica at the Work Site

CH059
***This resource is current to November 2009.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Lists health risks associated with the use of silica, suggested substitutions and controls.

PUBLISHED: November 2009

Cytotoxic Drug Exposure

CH074
***This resource is current to July 2017.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Information on the health risk of cyotoxic drug exposure to healthy human cells and suggested protective controls.

PUBLISHED: July 2017

Drycleaners Beware: Perchloroethylene can cause health problems

CH002
***This resource is current to June 2010.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Health risks associated with perchloroethylene or "perc" exposure and suggested controls.

PUBLISHED: June 2010

Employers’ Guide on How to Conduct A Worker Exposure Assessment for Silica

CH073
***This resource is current to February 2017.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

This publication provides direction on how to complete a worker exposure assessment to determine compliance with the Alberta occupational exposure limit (OEL) for silica.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Chemical Hazards

CH070
***This resource is current to February 2013.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Presents a two-step process for employers to develop a workplace code of practice for chemical hazards.

PUBLISHED: February 2013

Guidelines for Workers Applying Insecticides

CH056
***This resource is current to August 2010.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Discusses health risks, legislated exposure limits for workers applying insecticides and suggests controls.

PUBLISHED: August 2010

H2S: The Killer

CH026
***This resource is current to August 2012.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Lists the hazards for workers when working with H2S, suggested controls including protection and first aid, and employer and worker legislated responsibilities.

PUBLISHED: August 2012