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Guidelines for the handling of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in western Canada

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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 document comprises guidelines for detection, classification, handling, transportation and waste management of naturally occurring radioactive materials. The guidelines were developed by the Western Canadian NORM Committee, which included representatives from the provincial governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and from the oil and gas and fertilizer industries.

Health and Safety Committee/ Health and Safety Representative Training Program

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HSCs and HS representatives help ensure fundamental workers’ rights to know and to participate. For the HSC/HS representatives to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities outlined in the legislation, they must receive specific training on their respective roles.

Manufacturer’s Specifications and the Repair of Blowout Preventers

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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 resource covers a general overview of manufacturers specifications in regards to repair of blowout preventers.

Occupational health and safety & the non-profit sector, what you should know

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OHS considers non-profit organizations employers because they engage a worker and/or a volunteer to do an activity.

Prevention Initiative for Alberta's OHS System

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The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of disease and injury areas, where workers are most affected and/or have the greatest risk, so that Alberta’s OHS system can focus on the highest value areas to improve the health and safety of workers.

Reporting and Investigating OHS incidents at a mine or mine site

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This resource addresses the process for workers, employers and prime contractors to follow when reporting and investigating an occupational health and safety incident at a mine or mine site.