COVID-19 resources

Resources focusing specifically on COVID-19.

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COVID-19 as a workplace hazard

Addresses the importance of updating the hazard assessment as COVID-19 pandemic conditions change.

UPDATED: September 7, 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

Occupational health and safety guidance for workers: respiratory viruses

This bulletin gives a brief overview of respiratory virus as a hazard and high level information about OHS legislation as it relates to workers’ key rights and responsibilities.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021

OHS obligations and consent forms for working during a pandemic

Addresses some issues surrounding worker’s signing consent forms related to returning to work during a pandemic.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021

Psychological hazards: returning to the workplace during or following a pandemic

This resource discusses some of the psychological hazards associated with returning to the workplace during or following a pandemic, offering suggestions on how to help workers cope with the related stress and anxiety.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021

Respiratory virus exposure in workplace common areas

The risk of respiratory virus exposure can increase when controls fail in workplace common areas. This bulletin discusses the increased risk and some best practices to address this risk.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021

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.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021

Respiratory viruses and the workplace – webinar

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

UPDATED: July 2021

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.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021

Working from home

Outlines best practices employers and workers can follow if working from home.

UPDATED July 1, 2021

Workplace ergonomics considerations arising from a pandemic

This document focuses on the importance of addressing changes and adaptations in the workplace to follow pandemic-specific measures while considering ergonomics and human factors.

UPDATED: July 1, 2021