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Safety resources for health, home and continuing care workers, community clinics, dental workers, diagnostic medicine personnel, doctors and more. 

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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.

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.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Community Clinics and Doctors’ Offices

HC004
*** 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 for workers providing services in community clinics or doctors' offices. May be useful for other workers providing client care in community settings, such as therapists.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Mental Health Workers

HC020
*** 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 for mental health workers, both in mental health facilities and those who work in community settings.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Community Clinics and Doctors’ Offices: Knowledge and Skills Assessment Verification Checklist

HC005
*** 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.***

Knowledge and Skills Assessment for Personnel in Community Clinics and Doctors' Offices – Verification Checklist for Preceptors or Self-assessment.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Dental Workers

HC008
*** 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 document focuses on hazards and controls in dental offices and clinics.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Dental Workers: Knowledge and Skills Assessment Verification Checklist

HC009
*** 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.***

Knowledge and Skills Assessment for Dental Workers – Verification Checklist for Preceptors or Self-assessment.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Healthcare Administrative Workers

HC002
*** 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 for administrative workers in the healthcare industry.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Healthcare Administrative Workers: Knowledge and Skills Assessment Verification Checklist

HC003
*** 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.***

Knowledge and Skills Assessment for Administrative Workers – Verification Checklist for Preceptors or Self-assessment.