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All Shook Up: Understanding Vibration

ERG026
*** 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.

Best Practice: Working Safely in the Heat and Cold

GS006
*** 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 on Conveyor Safety

BP008
*** 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 mechanical hazards associated with conveyors, with information about hazard assessment and reduction.

Employers’ Guide on How to Conduct A Worker Exposure Assessment for Silica

CH073
*** 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.***

This publication provides direction on how to complete a worker exposure assessment to determine compliance with the Alberta occupational exposure limit (OEL) for silica.

Fatigue, Extended Work Hours and Workplace Safety

ERG015
*** 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 fatigue and extended work hours, health effects and suggested controls.

Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Chemical Hazards

CH070
*** 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.***

Presents a two-step process for employers to develop a workplace code of practice for chemical hazards.

Hazard Assessment and Control: a handbook for Alberta employers and workers

BP018
How to carry out hazard assessments and control workplace hazards to meet legislated requirements.

Health and safety programs

LI042
Describes what a health and safety program is and the requirements of a health and safety program within an organization.

Impairment in the workplace

BP033
Recognizing impairment as a possible work site hazard, suggestions for hazard identification and control, and impairment policy development.

Occupational health and safety and the internal responsibility system

LI051
Explains how the internal responsibility system works as the basis of Alberta's OHS legislation.

Occupational health and safety starter kit

BP035
This starter kit provides information and tools to help employers know and understand some of the basic requirements of Alberta’s occupational health and safety (OHS) laws. It is designed to help employers who need to develop an OHS program from the ground up. It may also benefit those looking to grow and improve upon their existing health and safety program, culture and performance. This kit includes templates and sample forms that are also available in MS Word format (search BP035TMP or see Related resources on the starter kit's product page).

Respiratory Protective Equipment: An Employer’s Guide

PPE001
This guide provides information on when to use RPE, what types of RPE there are and the steps to determine if RPE is necessary.

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.