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OHS program templates and samples

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This resource includes templates and samples for employer use. Templates and samples included in this resource are Health and safety policy (sample), Emergency response plan template/sample, multiple employers or self-employed persons at the work site template/sample and worker orientation record template/sample.

OHS Ticketable Provisions

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List of ticketable offences and fine amounts.

Oil and gas work sites defined

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This resource defines oil and gas worksites for the purposes of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act section 10(1).

Oxygen Equipment and Related Training Requirements at Work Sites

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Anyone using oxygen equipment must be competent or be under the supervision of a competent worker (adequately qualified and suitably trained) as defined by OHS legislation.

Pandemic Influenza – 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 resource covers the general best practices to prevent the spread of pandemic influenza.

Participation in health and safety for small business owners and workers

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The right to participate ensures workers have the right to be involved in health and safety discussions that affect them and is the basis of the internal responsibility system (IRS). The IRS provides the foundation for Alberta’s OHS legislation and requires that everyone contribute to health and safety in the workplace.

Partnerships - Infosheet 10-Responsibilities of COR Holders

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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 resource provides questions and answers on the responsibilities of certificate of recognition (COR) holders.

Perchloroethylene 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.***

Perchloroethylene is used mainly as an ingredient in the production of other chemicals, as a metal degreaser in the automotive and other metal working industries and as a solvent in dry cleaning.

Perchloroethylene can cause health problems – Drycleaners Beware

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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.***

Perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene) or "perc", is the most commonly used solvent in the dry cleaning process.

Personal exposure monitoring for ionizing radiation (dosimetry)

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Dosimetry is the simplest, most cost-effective method available to monitor personnel working with radiation.

Pesticides – Using Pesticides Safely

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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 many different jobs can be exposed to pesticides(insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, etc.).

Powered Mobile Equipment Rollover Safety Precautions

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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 rollover is a type of incident where the mobile equipment tips over. This resource explains safety precautions with mobile equipment.

Preventing Overhead Crane and Hoist Collisions: Use of Rubber Bumpers

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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.***

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code requires that an overhead crane operating on rails, tracks or trolleys be equipped with a positive stop or limiting device, or that the stop or limiting device be attached to the rails, tracks or trolleys.

Prevention Initiative for Alberta's OHS System

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The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of disease and injury areas, where workers are most affected and/or have the greatest risk, so that Alberta’s OHS system can focus on the highest value areas to improve the health and safety of workers.

Professionalism in the Workplace

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This guide provides direction for OHS and ES enforcement staff, particularly those who interact with Albertans and Alberta businesses. It provides a consistent set of expectations to uphold public trust and provide the highest level of quality service. Please call 1-866-415-8690 if you have a question, suggestion or concern regarding enforcement staff.

Programmes de santé et sécurité au travail

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Cette ressource présente un aperçu de ce que les employeurs doivent mettre en place lorsqu’ils sont tenus d’avoir un programme de santé et sécurité.

Protection of Workers during Remediation of Marijuana Grow Operations

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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.***

How do I protect myself from being infected while working with Marijuana?

Protection of workers from synthetic opioid 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.***

Synthetic opioids (SO) such as fentanyl and its analogue carfentanil are rapid-acting drugs that depress central nervous system and respiratory function. Discusses the proper PPE that should be considered.

Psychological Hazards in the Workplace Policy Statement 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.***

Sample psychological hazard policy statement for employers

Psychological Hazards in the Workplace Procedures Worksheet

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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 worksheet contains elements of a health and safety management system, based on the Partnerships in Injury Reduction model.

Pump sticker

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Mandatory fuel pre-pay sticker for gas pumps (size 3” x 3.5”).

Pumpjack Maintenance Safety Precautions

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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.***

Oilfield maintenance workers bring to light issues common to many oilfield maintenance personnel.

Purging of Fired Heater Coils Using Steam (Winterizing)

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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 types of equipment used in oilfield and oil and gas plant settings that use fired heaters to raise the temperature of fluids being circulated for processes such as chemical cleaning of exchangers

Radiation Protection Regulation Amended in 2013 Highlights

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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 Radiation Protection Amendment Regulation came into effect on July 25, 2013. This Regulation was made after a comprehensive review with extensive public consultation. Only minor changes to the Radiation Protection Regulation were proposed at this time.

Radon 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.***

Radon is a colourless, odourless, tasteless radioactive gas found naturally in the environment. What to do if you suspect you're exposed toradon in the workplace?

Reasonably Practicable

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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.***

Explanation of what "reasonably practicable" means in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. what a worker, employer, supplier, and contractor should know about this subject. What are the legal requirements in regards to this subject?

Reduced Sulphur/Thiols – Reduced Sulphur Compounds: Focus on Thiols

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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.***

Thiols are often encountered in the petroleum and pulp and paper industries.

Refrigerants – Health and Safety Issues Associated with the Ozone-Friendly Refrigerant HCFC-123

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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.***

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) have ideal properties for use as refrigerants. They are nonflammable, chemically stable and low in toxicity

Reporting and Investigating Injuries and Incidents

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This resource provides an overview of how and when to report injuries and incidents in the workplace.

Reporting and Investigating OHS incidents at a mine or mine site

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This resource addresses the process for workers, employers and prime contractors to follow when reporting and investigating an occupational health and safety incident at a mine or mine site.

Reporting and investigating Potentially Serious Incidents (PSI)

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Reporting and investigating Potentially Serious Incidents (PSI) OHS information for workers, employers, and prime contractors

Représentants en santé et sécurité

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Le représentant en santé et sécurité au travail (représentant en SST) travaille avec l’employeur afin d’aborder et de régler les préoccupations en matière de santé et de sécurité sur le lieu de travail. Le représentant en SST encourage la prise de conscience et l’intérêt à l’égard de la santé et de la sécurité.

Request for Director review

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This resource explains the process and application for a Director of Inspection review of an order or decision under section 70(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Respiratory Protective Equipment: An Employer’s Guide

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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 provides information on when to use PPE, what types of PPE there are and the steps to determine if a PPE is necessary.

Role and duties of government occupational health and safety officers

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OHS enforces provincial legislation through inspections, investigations, education of legislative requirements, and enhanced enforcement measures. OHS officers play an important role in monitoring for compliance. This publication explains officers' role and duties.

Safe and Healthy: A guide to managing an aging workforce (ALIS)

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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 publication can assist all workers to better understand and adapt to physical and psychological changes as they age.

Safe Operating Procedures for Seismic Drilling (IS004)

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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 Safety Bulletin is to make all personnel involved with the seismic drilling industry aware of safe operating procedures.

Safe Stages 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 resource marks the culmination of a two-year initiative spearheaded by Theatre Alberta at the request of the Alberta theatre community. Alberta Employment, Immigration, and Industry—Work Safe Alberta—worked in partnership with Theatre Alberta to create and publish this resource.

Safe Work Permits

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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.***

Certain safeguards that normally protect the worker may have to be removed when repair or maintenance work is performed.

Sample Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Responsibilities Statement

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Sample Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Responsibilities Statement

Santé et sécurité au travail dans les fermes et les ranchs

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Le 1er décembre 2018, les travailleurs salariés et non rémunérés des fermes et des ranchs jouiront des mêmes droits et bénéficieront de la même protection que les autres travailleurs partout au Canada. Avant 2016, l'Alberta était la seule province où les fermes et les ranchs étaient encore exemptés des lois sur la santé et la sécurité au travail. Les modifications concernent les dangers sur le lieu de travail, la formation à la sécurité et la maintenance des équipements.

Securing Pipe and Other Cargo on Vehicles

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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 must understand the employer's policies and procedures, supplier's load patterns, and methods of preventing equipment and materials from moving during transport.

Selecting Hand Tools

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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.***

Poorly designed hand tools — too heavy, poorly balanced, with a grip that is too large, the wrong shape, or slippery — can lead to injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, and neck.

Servicing Tires Safely

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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.***

Particularly serious are events caused by the explosion or violent separation of parts of multi-component wheel assemblies.

Sewage – 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.***

What precautions should I take when working in sewage environment.

Sewer Entry – Sewer Entry Guidelines

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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 face conditions that may be immediately dangerous to life or health when entering sewer systems for repair or maintenance.

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

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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 publication is intended to provide direction on how to complete a worker exposure assessment to determine compliance with the Alberta occupational exposure limit (OEL) for silica