COVID-19 resources

Resources focusing specifically on COVID-19.

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Counterfeit respiratory protective equipment

Information for employers about counterfeit or substandard respirators, including N95 and KN95 imitations.

PUBLISHED: June 2020

COVID-19 exposure in workplace common areas

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety incident monitoring shows an increase in COVID-19 exposure with the failure of controls in workplace common areas. This bulletin discusses the increased risk and some best practices to address this risk.

PUBLISHED: January 2021

COVID-19 incidents - Reporting to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety

Guidelines for reporting to OHS with respect to COVID-19 exposure in the workplace.

UPDATED: January 2021

COVID-19 publications by industry

A collection of COVID-19 related guidance documents from Canadian sources, including Alberta health and safety associations, Certifying Partners, and industry associations. This collection of documents shows what industries and other governments are doing to address COVID-19.

UPDATED: February 23, 2021

COVID-19: OHS enforcement of workplace masking requirements

Occupational health and safety officers have the authority to issue tickets for not complying with public health order requirements for masks in indoor workplaces. This remains in effect as long as the public health order is in effect.

PUBLISHED: February 2021

Information for approved training providers and certificate holders

The delivery of training programs can now resume with Stage 1 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. Training agencies have the same obligations as other businesses opening in Stage 1.

For more information, visit OHS approved training: first aid, audiometric technician and pulmonary function technician.

N95 respirator alternatives

Allowing the use of respirators meeting international standards as alternatives to N95 respirators approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

This Ministerial Order has been extended to August 2021.

A ministerial order took effect that temporarily amends the OHS Code during the COVID-19 public emergency.

Occupational health and safety guidance for workers during a pandemic

Gives workers high level information about OHS legislation as well as their key rights and responsibilities. Also provides links to OHS bulletins as well as the COVID and Biz Connect web pages.

PUBLISHED: July 2020

OHS obligations and consent forms for COVID-19 relaunch

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

PUBLISHED: July 2020

Operating during a pandemic - webinar

This recorded webinar video covers the following topics: responsibilities for employers, supervisors, and workers workers' rights hazard assessment and control musculoskeletal disorders (musculoskeletal injuries) mental health.

PUBLISHED: August 14, 2020

Psychological hazards: returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic

This resource discusses some of the psychological hazards associated with returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering suggestions on how to help workers cope and adjust to ‘the new normal’.

PUBLISHED: July 2020

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.

PUBLISHED: March 16, 2020

Respiratory viruses and the workplace – webinar

This recorded webinar gives employers, supervisors and workers information about minimizing risk from respiratory viruses in the workplace.

PUBLISHED: September 16, 2020

Worker deconditioning following an absence from the workplace

Lack of activity can lead to a loss of fitness or ability, which can increase the chance of injury. Workers resuming work after a period away may need to take additional steps to limit the potential for injuries.

PUBLISHED: July 2020