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

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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

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.

UPDATED: September 2019

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.

UPDATED: August 2000

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.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

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.

UPDATED: September 2019

Musculoskeletal injuries, symptoms and types of injuries

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Discusses types of musculoskeletal injuries, the stages of injury and how to recognize them.

UPDATED: September 2019