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First aiders and legal requirements in the workplace

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This Safety Bulletin outlines the requirements of specific sections of Alberta's legislation that are relevant to work site first aiders.

Flammable Hydrocarbon Mixtures – Use of Flammable Hydrocarbon Mixtures as CFC and HFC Substitutes in Vehicle Air-Conditioning 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.***

While there are currently no restrictions on the use of flammable hydrocarbon blends in-vehicle air-conditioning systems in Canada, vehicle manufacturers recommend the blends not be used.

Focus on Human Performance Part 1: Sleep Inertia

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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.***

Researchers have shown that sleep inertia is characterized by measurable levels of impaired performance and reaction time, reduced memory ability and an impairment of the ability to make decisions.

Focus on Human Performance Part 2: Working in the 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 changes.***

It is important to realize that environmental conditions can have a bearing on your personal safety and your ability to work effectively.

Forklift Health & Safety Best Practices Guideline

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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.***

Forklift trucks (forklifts) can pose significant risks to workers who operate or work around them.

Formal hazard assessment and control 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 changes.***

Formal - Hazard assessment template for employers

Fuel Prepayment Decision Tree – An Explanation for Owners and Employers

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An explanation guide for employers to help guide them in the decision of choosing the correct options for in-store prepayment of fuel. The owner(s) of the retail fuel outlet(s) can decide which options are acceptable at their location(s).

Gas station and convenience store postcard

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Postcard to inform gas station and convenience store customers of mandatory fuel pre-pay and violence prevention plan coming into effect on June 1, 2018 (size 5” x 4”). Come in bundles of 100.

General – Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Chemical 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.***

Injuries and ill health can ruin lives and affect an employer's business if production is lost, machinery and equipment damaged or insurance costs increase.

Glissades, trébuchements et chutes

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Les glissades et les chutes sont un risque courant pour la sécurité. Cette ressource explique certaines des raisons pour lesquelles il s'agit d'un risque commun.

Guarding of Commercial Dough and Food Preparation Mixers

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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 Safety Bulletin presents information specific to the guarding of commercial dough and food preparation mixers to prevent unintentional worker contact with rotating shafts and attachments.

Guide en matière de santé et de sécurité au travail à l’intention des employeurs

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Le présent guide vise à faciliter votre compréhension de l’Occupational Health and Safety Act ou OHS Act (loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail [SST]) et du rôle que vous avez à jouer pour assurer la santé et la sécurité sur le lieu de travail. Il explique ce que vous devez faire pour respecter la loi et rendre votre lieu de travail plus sain et plus sûr.

Guide en matière de santé et de sécurité au travail à l’intention des travailleurs

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Le présent guide vise à faciliter votre compréhension de l’Occupational Health and Safety Act ou OHS Act (loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail [SST]) et du rôle que vous avez à jouer pour assurer la santé et la sécurité sur le lieu de travail. Il explique ce que vous devez faire pour respecter la loi et rendre votre lieu de travail plus sain et plus sûr.

Guidelines for Safety Training of Overhead Crane Operators and Supervisors (IS009)

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These guidelines present minimum recommended safety requirements for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of overhead cranes.

Guidelines for the handling of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in western Canada

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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 document comprises guidelines for detection, classification, handling, transportation and waste management of naturally occurring radioactive materials. The guidelines were developed by the Western Canadian NORM Committee, which included representatives from the provincial governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan and from the oil and gas and fertilizer industries.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Administrative 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls for administrative workers in healthcare organizations. It may be useful for administrative workers in healthcare facilities as well as those in doctor's offices or community clinics

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Community Clinics and Doctors’ Offices

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls for workers providing services in community clinics or doctors' offices. Some of this information may also be useful for other workers providing client care in community settings, such as therapists.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Continuing Care Facilities

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls for workers in Continuing Care facilities. Much of this information may also be useful for any workers providing direct resident care in other contexts.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Dental 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls in dental offices and clinics.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls for workers in Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, including those working in Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Radiography, and Nuclear Medicine.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Homecare 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls for workers providing client care services in home care. Much of this information may also be useful for other workers providing client care in home care or community settings, such as therapists or those providing support services to home care clients.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Laboratory 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls in laboratories and is applicable for both diagnostic and many research laboratories.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Medical and Surgical Staff

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls for workers on Medical and Surgical Units (including Medical Oncology) and Emergency Rooms. Much of this information may also be useful for any workers providing direct patient care including those in long-term or continuing care, homecare, outpatient or community clinics, and staff offering specialized medical services such as dialysis.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Medical Emergency Response Personnel

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls for medical emergency response personnel, including paramedics, EMRs andEMTs.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Mental Health 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls for Mental Health workers, both in Mental Health facilities and those who work in community settings.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Pharmacy 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls in pharmacies.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Respiratory Therapy Personnel

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls in Physiotherapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Respiratory Therapists (RT) (referred to collectively as "therapists" in this document). This document may also be useful for recreation therapists.

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Public Health 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.***

This document focuses on hazards and controls for workers providing public health services, with a focus on public health inspectors. Much of this information may also be useful for other workers providing some services in homecare or community settings. Other handbooks which may be of interest to public health workers include those designed for emergency responders as well as those designed for homecare workers

Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls - Staff in Central Processing

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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 document focuses on hazards and controls in Central Processing (CPD), sometimes called by other names including Central Supply or Central Sterile Supply (CSD, CSSD or CSR).

Handling and Storage of Flammable Materials 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.***

Flammable materials are substances that can ignite easily and burn rapidly.

Hantavirus: Information 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.***

Hantavirus what is it and where does it come from?

Harassment and Violence in the workplace

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Harassment and violence can take place at any work site and may range from disrespectful remarks to physical aggression. Addressing issues early on can prevent acts of bullying and harassment from progressing to acts of physical violence.

Harcèlement et violence en milieu de travail

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Le présent document énonce les exigences aux termes des lois de l’Alberta en matière de SST en ce qui a trait au harcèlement et à la violence. Le présent guide a pour objet d’aider les employeurs, les superviseurs et les travailleurs à comprendre le rôle que chacun est appelé à jouer pour assurer la santé et la sécurité sur le lieu de travail, ainsi que les moyens de se conformer aux règles en matière de SST.

Hazard Assessment and Control: a handbook for Alberta 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.***

There are many ways to do a hazard assessment. This handbook provides a starting point, but employers should customize the process based on their business operations.

Hazard Assessment and Control: a handbook for Alberta employers and workers (Greyscale Version)

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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 are many ways to do a hazard assessment. This handbook provides a starting point, but employers should customize the process based on their business operations.

Hazardous footwear

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Footwear that differs from what is worn for everyday use can put workers at an increased risk of injuries from slips, trips, and falls. Recent changes to the OHS Code clarify that employers cannot require workers to use footwear that may pose risk to their health and safety.

Health and Safety on Alberta farms and ranches

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Changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation reflect Alberta farmers and ranchers. Alberta’s OHS laws only apply to farm and ranch operations that employ waged workers who are not the owner or the owner’s family members. There are some exemptions. See farm and ranch exemptions at the end of this document.

Health and Safety Programs - OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

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This resource provides a description of health and safety programs and what are the requirements of a health and safety program within an organization.

Health and safety representatives: OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

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A health and safety representative (HS representative) works with the employer to identify and solve health and safety concerns at the work site. The HS representative also promotes awareness and interest in health and safety.

Health and Safety Tool Kit for Alberta Auto & Truck Dealerships

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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 toolkit that will assist franchised auto and truck dealerships to better understanding their health and safety obligations.

Hot Work Management

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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.***

Hot work is any work process in which a flame is used or sparks or other sources of ignition may be produced. How do I prevent a safety hazard?

HSC/HS Rep Approval Self-Evaluation Tool

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This self-evaluation tool has been developed to assist you with applying for an approval to vary from the joint worksite health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) requirements and applicable provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, the regulations and the OHS Code. Please refer to the "Applying for an HSC/HS rep approval" bulletin for information on how to submit this form (LI030-2).

Hydrogen Sulphide – H2S – “The Killer” (CH026) (PDF, 1.03 MB)

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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 purpose of this booklet is to alert employers and workers to the dangers involved in working with H2Sand to provide guidance for controlling these dangers.

Hydrogen Sulphide 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.***

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) occurs naturally in the earth in crude petroleum, natural gas reservoirs, volcanic gases and hot springs.

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 changes.***

This template provides a way to keep details of the ice you may be working on such as measurements, color, and location.

Ice Covers – Best Practices

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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 Best Practice has been developed to provide a summary of current practices for construction and operation of transportation facilities and working platforms that rely on floating ice for structural adequacy

Ice Covers – Inspection Form

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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 is a template to help you determine the safety of the ice you intend to work on.

If an incident happens on your farm or ranch - Poster

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A poster that describes what to do when a incident happens on your farm or ranch.

Immunizations for Worker Exposure

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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.***

Workers in a variety of settings may be exposed to biohazardous substances that cause disease. In some instances, immunization may be recommended as one of the control measures used to prevent illness.

Impairment in the workplace

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If impairment is a possible work site hazard, it must be controlled