COVID-19 resources

Resources focusing specifically on COVID-19.

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Counterfeit respiratory protective equipment

COVID19-20
Information for employers about counterfeit or substandard respirators, including N95 and KN95 imitations.

COVID-19 Incidents reporting to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety

COVID19-19
Guidelines for reporting to OHS with respect to COVID-19 exposure in the workplace.

COVID-19 publications by industry

COVID19-03
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.

Information for approved training providers and certificate holders

COVID19-12
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

COVID19-13
Allowing the use of respirators meeting international standards as alternatives to N95 respirators approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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

OHS obligations and consent forms for COVID-19 relaunch

COVID19-21
Addresses some issues surrounding worker’s signing consent forms related to returning to work during COVID-19 relaunches

Respiratory viruses and the workplace

BH022
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.

Respiratory viruses and the workplace – webinar

VID010
This recorded webinar gives employers, supervisors and workers information about minimizing risk from respiratory viruses in the workplace.
Respiratory virus webinar.
After you have watched this webinar, please take a moment to respond to a short survey on your experience. Short survey.

Worker deconditioning following an absence from the workplace

COVID19-15
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.

Working from home during a pandemic

COVID19-02
Outlines best practices employers and workers can follow if working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.