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A Guide to Managing an Aging Workforce

BP007
***This resource is current to March 2016. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

This guide is for employers, managers and supervisors who are interested in learning more about health and safety issues in the workplace as they apply to older workers.

PUBLISHED: March, 2016

A handbook for Alberta employers and workers: Hazard Assessment and Control

BP018
How to carry out hazard assessments and control workplace hazards to meet legislated requirements.

PUBLISHED: May, 2020

A health care worker’s guide to health and safety on the job

BP023
***This resource is current to March 2017. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

A pocket-sized OHS resource for Alberta's health care industry. Addresses some basic legislated requirements for employers and workers, and provides at-a-glance information about some common health and safety issues.

POSTED: March, 2017

A Physician’s Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities

BP004
***This resource is current to September 2008. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Information for physicians and their staff about creating a healthy and safe workplace for themselves, their co-workers and their employees, while complying with Alberta OHS legislation.

PUBLISHED: September 2008

A retail worker’s handbook: occupational health and safety on the job

BP022
***This resource is current to March 2017.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Information about occupational health and safety roles and responsibilities for Alberta retail workers and employers.

PUBLISHED: March 2017

Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual

ASB001
Outlines how to select the most appropriate technique for safe abatement of asbestos-containing materials. Discusses health effects, legislation, personal protective equipment, sampling and analysis.

UPDATED: August 2019

Assessment and Control of Psychological Hazards in the Workplace: Worksheet

BP024-1
A guide to help employers develop a program and procedures for dealing with psychological hazards in the workplace.

PUBLISHED: August 2017

Best Practice: Working Safely in the Heat and Cold

GS006
***This resource is current to July 2014.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Explains the health risks associated with working in extreme heat and cold situations and suggested controls.

PUBLISHED: July 2014

Best Practices for Building and Working Safely on Ice Covers in Alberta

SH010
***This resource is current to January 2013.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Addresses hazards and controls, as well as design, monitoring and maintenance for the construction and operation of transportation facilities and working platforms on floating ice.

PUBLISHED: January 2013

Best Practices Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Industry. Volume 1: Overview of Best Practices

BP009
***This resource is current to May 2011. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Highlights general health and safety issues in the healthcare environment. Volume 1 of 5 in a series of best practice handbooks for the healthcare industry.

PUBLISHED: May 2011

Best Practices Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Industry. Volume 2: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Biological Hazards

BP010
***This resource is current to May 2011.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Information to assist with identifying, assessing and controlling biological hazards in healthcare workplaces. Volume 2 of 5 in a series of best practice handbooks for the healthcare industry.

PUBLISHED: May 2011

Best Practices Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Industry. Volume 3: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Chemical Hazards

BP011
***This resource is current to May 2011.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

A review of best practices for controlling exposure to chemical hazards in healthcare. Volume 3 of 5 in a series of best practice handbooks for the healthcare industry.

PUBLISHED: May 2011

Best Practices Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Industry. Volume 4: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Physical Hazards

BP012
***This resource is current to May 2011.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Addresses key physical hazards that exist in the healthcare work environment. A companion to the No Unsafe Lift Workbook which addresses patient handling. Volume 4 of 5 in a series of best practice handbooks for the healthcare industry.



PUBLISHED: May, 2011

Best Practices Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety in the Healthcare Industry. Volume 5: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Psychological Hazards

BP013
***This resource is current to May 2011.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

A review of best practices for identifying and controlling work-related psychological stressors. Volume 5 of 5 in a series of best practice handbooks for the healthcare industry.



PUBLISHED: May 2011

Best Practices on Conveyor Safety

BP008
***This resource is current to January 2003.
For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

An overview of mechanical hazards associated with conveyors, with information about hazard assessment and reduction.

PUBLISHED: January 2003