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Certificate of Recognition 2019

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To obtain a Certificate of Recognition (COR) in Alberta, an employer’s health and safety management system needs to meet standards developed by the Government of Alberta and our certifying partners.

Chlorine 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 changes.***

Chlorine is a greenish-yellow toxic gas with a strong, irritating odor similar to that of bleach. If the temperature of the gas is lowered, or itis pressurized, it becomes a liquid.

Clarifying Requirements Applicable to Prescription Safety Eyewear

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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 changes.***

The word "approved" has a special significance in the OHS Code. It means that the prescription eyewear must be approved or certified as prescription safety eyewear by a nationally accredited independent third-party organization.

Coal Dust 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 changes.***

Coal is a brown to black combustible material made from decayed plant matter that has been compressed by rock formations over a long period of time

Combustible Gas Meters

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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 changes.***

Combustible gas meters are frequently used at Alberta work sites to evaluate and assess fire and explosion hazards

Comités paritaires de santé et sécurité au travail

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Un CSS se compose d’un groupe de représentants des travailleurs et de l’employeur collaborant ensemble pour détecter et résoudre les problèmes de santé et de sécurité sur un lieu de travail. Il encourage également la sensibilisation et l’intérêt aux questions de santé et de sécurité. Les CSS occupent une place prépondérante dans ce système de responsabilité interne et garantissent que les parties à un lieu de travail connaissent leurs rôles et responsabilités au travail.

Completing a report on compliance after receiving an OHS order.

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A report on compliance is a documentation tool used by a work site party who has received an order(s) to comply, under Section 59, 60 and/or 61 of the OHS Act.

Confined Spaces – Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Confined Space Entry

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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 changes.***

This Bulletin provides guidance to employers, supervisors, contractors, and workers about how to prepare a code of practice for confined space entry to meet the requirements of the OHS legislation.

Connect with a Health and Safety Association

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For industry-specific health and safety training, information and support, please connect with an HSA. These HSAs can also help employers to obtain a Certificate of Recognition (COR).

Connect with OHS and E.S.

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Contact information on occupational health and safety and employment standards.

Contact Lenses – Guideline for Use

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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 changes.***

Despite the popularity of contact lenses, there has been some resistance to allowing their use in certain industrial settings.

Controlling the Explosion Hazard in Vessels, Tanks and Piping Systems

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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 changes.***

Before performing work involving a vessel, tank or piping system that contained or may contain hydrocarbons or other hazardous materials, the interior may need to be tested to determine if a flammable environment is present.

Cut-Off Wheel Fractures During Use: Worker Killed

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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 changes.***

An air-powered angle grinder was being used to cut grooves into castiron with a cut-off wheel.

Cytotoxic Drug Exposure – OHS information for workers and employers

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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 changes.***

Cytotoxic drugs are used in healthcare and veterinary settings to treat conditions like cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. In medical patients, cytotoxic drugs are used to change the way cells divide and multiply.

Developing a First Aid Plan

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The purpose of this safety bulletin is to describe the basics of a First Aid Plan, which is one component of an overall Emergency Response Program.

Development of a Code of Practice for Respiratory Protective Equipment

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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 changes.***

The employer is responsible for selecting, providing, and maintaining RPE but may designate a competent worker to undertake this responsibility

Do I need a health and safety program? OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors.

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Health and safety programs promote worker and employer cooperation in identifying and solving health and safety concerns at the work site. Health and safety programs also promote awareness of and interest in health and safety.

Do I need a joint work site health and safety committee or a health and safety representative? OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

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HSCs and HS representatives contribute to the basic rights all workers have in protecting their health and safety: the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse unsafe work.

Do you need a joint work site health and safety committee or health and safety representative on multiple work sites

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An employer may employ hundreds of workers at many different worksite locations. This may result in an employer with workers represented by various combinations of HSC and/or HS representatives.

Domestic workers

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Domestic workers are now covered by basic safety standards set out in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and Regulation. Domestic workers are not subject to the OHS Code.

Driving for Work; Developing Safe Practices for Employers and Workers

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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 changes.***

A guide to help employers understand the best practice of driving safely on the job.

Due Diligence

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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 changes.***

The legislation requirements regarding Due Diligence and how it is defined.

E-Learning CD-Putting it all Together: Your Health and Safety Management System

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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 changes.***

An interactive training program that guides you through the development of a health and safety management system.

E-Learning CD-Recognizing Workplace 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 changes.***

An interactive training program to help people recognize workplace hazards

E-Learning CD-Workplace Health and Safety for Schools

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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 changes.***

An interactive learning program on health and safety in schools

Emergency First Aid Form

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Alberta Labour has adopted the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard Z1210-17 First aid training for the workplace – Curriculum and quality management for training agencies, as well as additional, Alberta- specific training standards (“Alberta Plus”), into its first aid (FA) training approval process. The new process will be used for all FA training course approvals.

Emergency response planning: an OHS tool kit for the hospitality industry

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A detailed guide designed specifically for the hospitality industry to help explain and guide in the development of an emergency response plan.

Emergency response planning: templates for the hospitality industry

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This word document includes the following templates: 1. Emergency contact list 2. Emergency response plan - a record of drills 3. Emergency response plan checklist 4. Planning team list 5. Emergency response plan 6. Summary record of training for an emergency response team

Employer Alert: High Pressure Sales Tactics Providing Misleading Information About Workplace Training

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An alert about high-pressure sales tactics by commercial providers of workplace safety training for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

Ergonomics – 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 changes.***

Many workers are exposed to vibration daily while using vibrating equipment or machinery. Workers operating hand-held equipment, such as chain saw or jackhammer, are exposed to hand-arm vibration.

Ergonomics – Anti-Fatigue Matting

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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 changes.***

Standing for long periods of time can restrict the flow of blood to the muscles of the lower legs, leading to pain and discomfort.

Ergonomics – Determining the Size of an Access Opening

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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 changes.***

Who will pass through the hole? What type of clothing or specialized equipment will the person be wearing? Is the opening vertical or horizontal?

Ergonomics – Good Product Design: Avoiding the Average

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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 changes.***

These are examples of how designers often make the big mistake of designing for the average person.

Ergonomics – How to Use Wrist Rests

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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 changes.***

Wrist rests for computer keyboards and mice have become commonplace "ergonomic" accessories

Ergonomics – New Thinking About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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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 changes.***

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes from the forearm to the hand through a structure in the wrist known as carpal tunnel.

Ergonomics – Proper Height of Work Surfaces

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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 changes.***

The movements workers perform with their hands, and the size of the objects they work with often determine the height of the work surface.

Ergonomics – Push It or Pull It?

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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 changes.***

Carts and wheeled equipment help to make work safer and more efficient in almost every workplace. What are the suggested ways to use this equipment?

Ergonomics – Putting the “I” in Ergonomics

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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 changes.***

You've purchased every possible solution there is, and your employer has done everything that can be reasonably expected. Yet you're still sore and uncomfortable.

Ergonomics – Slips, Trips and Falls

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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 changes.***

To reduce the number of slips, trips and falls at your workplace, make sure you understand why they happen and use properly designed workspaces and work methods.

Ergonomics – That Hurts! Contact Stress at Work

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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 changes.***

Contact stress happens when force is concentrated on a small area of the body, pinching or crushing tissue and causing discomfort and often pain.

Ergonomics – Wrist Splints and MSIs

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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 changes.***

In general, splints and supports are overused and are often of questionable value. What is the purpose? What is the problem?

Explosion of Mobile Carpet Cleaning Propane-Fuelled Boilers

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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 changes.***

There have recently been a number of serious injuries, and considerable property loss, resulting from the explosion of propane-fuelled water-heaters/boilers mounted inside mobile carpet and upholstery cleaning vehicles.

Eye Protection 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 changes.***

It is widely accepted that most eye injuries can be prevented through the use of effective protective eyewear.

Facultés affaibles au travail

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Les employeurs doivent donner des éclaircissements sur les responsabilités et mettre en place des politiques et des procédures qui portent sur les facultés affaiblies sur le lieu de travail afin de protéger la santé et la sécurité des travailleurs.

Fall Protection Plan

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Workers working from heights and employers responsible for the worksites need to understand what is required by law for fall protection.

Fatigue, Extended Work Hours, and Safety in the Workplace

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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 changes.***

Fatigue is influenced by extended work hours, tough physical or mental activities, and loss of sleep. Fatigue affects people differently but it can increase a worker's hazard exposure

Fentanyl - Protection of workers during remediation of illegal fentanyl labs

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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 changes.***

Hazards depend on work environment and location; therefore, arisk assessment should be completed with every situation

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 changes.***

This guide is 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.

First Aid Agencies and Third Party Providers

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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 changes.***

Many individuals and organizations in Alberta deliver first aid training to workers under a 3rd party provider agreement with an approved first aid agency. What are the FAQs.

First Aid Records

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The purpose of regulating workplace first aid is to ensure that every work site in the province has the equipment, supplies, and trained staff to provide first aid care in the event of workplace injury or illness.