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Alert: Lead May be Present in Industrial Pigments and Coatings

AL042
*** 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.***

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
*** 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.***

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: September, 2020

Asbestos Exposure in the Demolition and Renovation Industries

ASB004
*** 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.***

General precautions when dealing with asbestos demolition and renovations.

UPDATED: February 2017

Carbon Monoxide at the Work Site

CH031
*** 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.***

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

Chlorine at the Work Site

CH067
*** 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.***

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

Coal Dust at the Work Site

CH063
*** 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.***

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

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.

Crystalline Silica at the Work Site

CH059
*** 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.***

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

Cytotoxic Drug Exposure

CH074
*** 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.***

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

Drycleaners Beware: Perchloroethylene can cause health problems

CH002
*** 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.***

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

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

CH073
*** 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.***

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

Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Chemical Hazards

CH070
*** 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.***

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

Guidelines for Workers Applying Insecticides

CH056
*** 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.***

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

H2S: The Killer

CH026
*** 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.***

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