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Back Care – You Want Me To Lift How Much?

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*** 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 changes.***

As with the other provinces and territories in Canada, Alberta has no specific law regarding the maximum weight a worker can lift.

Benzene at the Work Site

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*** 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 changes.***

Benzene is a flammable liquid made from hydrocarbons or coal. Before the First World War, benzene was used mostly as a solvent or in gasoline to enhance the octane number.

Best Practices on Conveyor Safety

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*** 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 changes.***

This guide is composed of two sections. Section I provides definitions, a general idea of conveyor components, an overview of mechanical hazards and information about hazard assessment and reduction. Section II covers safeguards against hazards during operation and maintenance of conveyor systems, and related worker training.

Carbon Monoxide at the Work Site

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*** 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 changes.***

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is usually formed from the incomplete combustion of fuels such as coal, coke, wood, oil, and gasoline.

Chlorine at the Work Site

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*** 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 changes.***

Chlorine is a greenish-yellow toxic gas with a strong, irritating odor similar to that of bleach. If the temperature of the gas is lowered, or itis pressurized, it becomes a liquid.

Coal Dust at the Work Site

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*** 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 changes.***

Coal is a brown to black combustible material made from decayed plant matter that has been compressed by rock formations over a long period of time