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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Musculoskeletal injuries, symptoms and types of injuries

ERG018
Discusses types of musculoskeletal injuries, the stages of injury and how to recognize them.

No Unsafe Lift Workbook

BCL007
*** 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.

Noise at the Work Site

HS003
*** 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.

Occupational health and safety hazardous footwear

LI050
Explains recent changes to the OHS Code regarding employer-imposed footwear requirements.

Occupational health and safety working alone requirements

WA002
Explains the OHS Code's meaning of working alone and the legislated requirements for employers of workers working alone.

Safe Work Permits

SH013
*** 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.

Seven Myths About Back Pain

BCL005
*** 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.***

Truths and myths about the causes and treatment of back pain.

Slips, Trips and Falls

PH015
*** 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 slips, trips and falls, why they happen and how to prevent them.

There’s Only One Right Way to Lift, Right?

BCL006
*** 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 to keep the back safe and prevent injury when lifting.

Vibration at the Work Site: Best Practices

GS007
*** 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 vibration hazards in the workplace, including hazard identification, assessment and control.

Working Alone Safely: A Guide for Employers and Employees

WA003
*** 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.***

Outlines employers' obligations and how businesses can meet the regulatory requirements for Working Alone presented in the OHS Code.

Working in summer

GS015
This bulletin provides employers and workers with health and safety information about working in summer.

Working in winter

GS014
This bulletin provides employers and workers with health and safety information about working in winter.

You Want Me To Lift How Much?

ERG042
*** 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.***

Considerations when determining safe weight limits for lifting.