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A Guide to Managing an Aging Workforce

BP007
*** 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 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.

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

BP023
*** 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.***

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.

A Physician’s Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities

BP004
*** 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 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.

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

BP022
*** 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 about occupational health and safety roles and responsibilities for Alberta retail workers and employers.

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.

Assessment and Control of Psychological Hazards in the Workplace: Worksheet

BP024-1
*** 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.***

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

Best Practice: Working Safely in the Heat and Cold

GS006
*** 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.***

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

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

SH010
*** 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.***

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.

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

BP009
*** 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.***

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.

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
*** 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 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.

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
*** 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.***

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.

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
*** 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.***

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.

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
*** 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.***

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.

Best Practices on Conveyor Safety

BP008
*** 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 overview of mechanical hazards associated with conveyors, with information about hazard assessment and reduction.

Best Practices: Mould at the Work Site

BH019
*** 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.***

Basic information on mould, health hazards, mitigation, requirements for worker protection, safe work procedures, inspection criteria and applicable legislation.