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.***

PUBLISHED: May 2004

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.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

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.

PUBLISHED: July 2014

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.

PUBLISHED: January, 2013

Driving safety tips

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This bulletin outlines some common driving hazards and controls to help address those hazards.

PUBLISHED: May 2021

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.

PUBLISHED: October 2014

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.

PUBLISHED: November 2009

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.

PUBLISHED: November 2009

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.

PUBLISHED: November 2009

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.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

No Unsafe Lift Workbook

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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.***

Provides a framework for healthcare employers to develop and implement comprehensive musculoskeletal injury prevention programs for their facilities.

PUBLISHED: January 1, 2008

Noise 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 noise as a common workplace hazard, associated health effects and exposure limits, implementing a noise management program and educating workers.

PUBLISHED:November 2009

Occupational health and safety hazardous footwear

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Explains recent changes to the OHS Code regarding employer-imposed footwear requirements.

PUBLISHED: November 2018

Occupational health and safety working alone requirements

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Explains the OHS Code's meaning of working alone and the legislated requirements for employers of workers working alone.

UPDATED: February 2019

Safe Work Permits

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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 how safe work permits can be used to protect workers and maintain safe working conditions. Provides examples and discusses pros and cons.

PUBLISHED: May, 2020