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Combustible Gas Meters

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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.***

Combustible gas meters are frequently used at Alberta work sites to evaluate and assess fire and explosion hazards

Confined Spaces – Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Confined Space Entry

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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 Bulletin provides guidance to employers, supervisors, contractors, and workers about how to prepare a code of practice for confined space entry to meet the requirements of the OHS legislation.

Contact Lenses – Guideline for Use

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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.***

Despite the popularity of contact lenses, there has been some resistance to allowing their use in certain industrial settings.

Controlling the Explosion Hazard in Vessels, Tanks and Piping Systems

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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.***

Before performing work involving a vessel, tank or piping system that contained or may contain hydrocarbons or other hazardous materials, the interior may need to be tested to determine if a flammable environment is present.

Cut-Off Wheel Fractures During Use: Worker Killed

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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.***

An air-powered angle grinder was being used to cut grooves into castiron with a cut-off wheel.

Cytotoxic Drug Exposure – OHS information for workers and employers

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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.***

Cytotoxic drugs are used in healthcare and veterinary settings to treat conditions like cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. In medical patients, cytotoxic drugs are used to change the way cells divide and multiply.