Hazards: physical

Working in physically hazardous situations - alone, on ice, in heat and cold, in noise – as well as materials handling, vibration, and more.

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All Shook Up: Understanding Vibration

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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 website.***

Discusses the risks associated with hand-arm vibration and suggests controls, also addresses whole-body vibration.

Audiometric Testing

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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 website.***

A guide to the audiometric testing component of noise management as required by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code.

Best Practice: Working Safely in the Heat and Cold

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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 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

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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 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.

Engineered Nanomaterials 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 website.***

Discusses health effects associated with nanomaterials, legislation, hazard assessment and suggested controls.

Field Guide to Working Safely on Ice Covers

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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 website.***

An OHS guide for people who work on freshwater floating ice covers. It is based on the Government of Alberta’s Best Practice for Building and Working Safely on Ice Covers in Alberta.

Field Guide to Working Safely on Ice Covers: Ice Cover Inspection Template

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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 website.***

A template to help assess if a floating ice surface is safe for work.

Field Guide to Working Safely on Ice Covers: Ice Cover Profile Template

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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 website.***

A template for recording the details of ice cover such as measurements, colour, and location.

Focus on Human Performance Part 2: Working in the Cold

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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 website.***

Health and safety risks associated with working in cold weather.

How much can I lift?

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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 website.***

Discusses the hazards of manual lifting, health effects and suggested controls.

Lifting and handling loads, reducing hazards

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A list of ergonomic hazards associated with lifting and handling loads and suggested controls for these hazards.

Lifting and Handling Loads. Part 1: Reviewing the Issues

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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 website.***

An overview of the hazards associated with lifting and handling, and the types of muskeloletal injuries they cause. Part 1 of 3 in the Lifting and Handling Loads series.

Lifting and Handling Loads. Part 2: Assessing Ergonomic Hazards

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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 website.***

Information about the identification and assessment of the ergonomic hazards associated with lifting and handling loads. Part 2 of 3 in the Lifting and Handling Loads series.

Lifting and Your Back: Some Fresh Ideas

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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 website.***

Tips for lifting and general back health.

Musculoskeletal injuries, biomechanical risk factors

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Discusses how awkward body positions, exertion, repetition and other biomechanical risk factors can lead to musculoskeletal injuries and offers suggestions on how reduce these risks.