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3 in 1 cd: OHS Legislation Awareness, Hazard Assessment and Control, Incident

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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 training guide that explains how to develop a hazard assessment and what type of control can be used.

A health care worker’s guide to health and safety on the job

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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 a resource for anyone working in Alberta's health care industry. It addresses some of the basic provincially legislated requirements of employers and workers. It also provides at-aglance information about some common health and safety issues people working in health care should know — and think about — every day on the job.

A Physician’s Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities

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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.***

Developed to assist physicians and their staff, as employers and as workers, to understand and maintain compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code to ensure the health and safety of themselves, their co-workers and their employees.

A retail worker’s handbook: occupational health and safety on the job

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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.***

Know what's expected of you in your role. And know what you have the right to expect from others. A safe and healthy workplace is everyone's responsibility.

Advanced First Aid Form

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The Alberta Plus QMP requires minimum workplace FA standards be met and reviewed. FA training agencies applying for workplace FA approval must comply with the Alberta Plus QMP process.

Ai-je besoin d’un comité paritaire de santé et sécurité au travail ou d’un représentant en santé et sécurité?

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Les comités paritaires de santé et sécurité (CSS) se composent 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. Les représentants en santé et sécurité encouragent aussi la sensibilisation et l’intérêt aux questions de santé et de sécurité, et assument un grand nombre des rôles du CSS.

Ai-je besoin d’un programme de santé et sécurité?

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Un programme de SST est un système coordonné de procédures et de processus conçus pour favoriser l’amélioration continue de la santé et de la sécurité au travail.

Airborne Substances – Hidden Danger: Hazardous Materials in Your Building

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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 resource that covers the dangerouse airborn substance that may be present in your building.

Airborne Substances – Indoor Air Quality

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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.***

IAQ issues tend to be complex and should be properly assessed to identify problems and their solutions.

Airborne Substances – Indoor Air Quality Tool Kit

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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 goal of this Tool Kit is to help you understand typical indoor air quality (IAQ) issues, and to suggest reasonable solutions to common problems.

Airborne Substances – Spray Application of Paint and Coatings

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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 outlines some of the hazards associated with spray application and provides information on how to protect the workers.

Airborne Substances – The Effect of Unusual Work Schedules and Concurrent Exposures on Occupational Exposure Limits

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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.***

Employers are required to ensure that a worker's exposure to any substance is kept as low as reasonably achievable/practicable and does not exceed the substance's OEL

Airborne Substances – Welder’s Guide to the Hazards of Welding Gases and Fumes

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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 provides basic information to help you reduce the health risks associated with welding gases and fumes.

Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual

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This manual describes the principles to be followed when selecting the most appropriate techniques for the safe abatement of asbestos-containing materials.

Ammonia 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.***

Ammonia in the workplace what is it and how do I prevent it?

Anchoring Emergency Escape Lines

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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.***

Emergency escape lines provide workers with a means of making a quick, controlled descent from a rig's elevated platform in theevent of a blowout, wellhead fire, or other emergency.

Application for acceptance

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Use this application form to apply for an acceptance.

Applying for a joint work site health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) approval

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An approval allows for a statutory Director to approve a process, equipment, standard, course or training agency, or an alternative to strict compliance with a specific legislated provision. Section 56 of the OHS Act covers approvals. Please refer to LI030-2TMP for form.

Applying for an OHS acceptance

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An acceptance provides for an alternative approach offering equal or greater protection to workers than the original OHS requirement in the regulation or code. Section 55 of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act allows certain work site parties to apply.

Appropriate Workwear for Flash Fire and Explosion 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.***

Flash fires and explosions are common hazards at a variety of Alberta workplaces. These hazards are present in work areas where flammable materials are handled, processed, stored, or in any way present.

Are Students and Volunteers Workers?

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This fact sheet provides information on the conditions under which the Occupational Health and Safety Act applies to volunteers and students.

Asbestos – Control of Asbestos During Brake Maintenance and Repair

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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.***

Doing brake repair can involve the use of asbestos exposure. How can I take precautions?

Asbestos – Worker Exposure to Asbestos in the Demolition and Renovation Industries

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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.***

General precautions when dealing with Asbestos demolition and renovations.

Asbestos Containing Materials in Buildings to be Demolished

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Consolidation of the asbestos provisions into one piece of legislation under the jurisdiction of one department was done at the request of stakeholders to simplify the requirements for users.

Assessment and Control of Psychological Hazards 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.***

Psychological hazards are elements of the work environment, management practices or organizational practices that pose a risk to mental health and well-being.

Audiometric Testing - OHS 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.***

This bulletin is intended to assist employers to meet the requirements of the audiometric testing component of the noise management asrequired by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code.

Automated external defibrillators in the workplace

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Occupational Health and Safety supports the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at the work site provided the employer ensures that AED use is integrated into the first aid program and emergency response plan at the site, and can be safely used in the specific work environment intended.

Avian 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.***

A general review of the Avian Influenza and how to prevent the spread of it.

Back Care – How Much Can I Lift?

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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 variety of variables should be considered when lifting including age, health, strength and the size and shape of the object.

Back Care – Let’s Back Up a Bit: Some Truths About Back Belts

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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.***

Problems may also arise from a worker's false sense of security when wearing the belt.

Back Care – Lifting and Handling Loads: Part 1, Reviewing the Issues

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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.***

Also known as manual handling or manual materials handling, the lifting and handling of loads including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding, dragging and supporting objects.

Back Care – Lifting and Handling Loads: Part 2, Assessing Ergonomic Hazards

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This resource is currently being updated. Please check back soon for the new updated version.

Back Care – Lifting and Your Back: Some Fresh Ideas

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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.***

Overexertion injuries result from overloading or over-stretching muscles, tendons and ligaments. Overloading exceeds their strength and overstretching exceeds their range of motion

Back Care – Seven Myths About Back Pain

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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 causes of back pain can be complex and difficult to diagnose. What are some of the truths and myths?

Back Care – Sitting and Preventing Back Pain

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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.***

Poor layout of our work areas can force us to unnecessarily lean, twist, and reach — excessive movements that can lead to upper back and neck pain.

Back Care – There’s Only One Right Way to Lift, Right?

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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 is the correct technique for lifting objects that reduce the possibility of injury?

Back Care – You Want Me To Lift How Much?

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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.***

As with the other provinces and territories in Canada, Alberta has no specific law regarding the maximum weight a worker can lift.

Benzene 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.***

Benzene is a flammable liquid made from hydrocarbons or coal. Before the First World War, benzene was used mostly as a solvent or in gasoline to enhance the octane number.

Best Practices Guidelines for OHS in the Healthcare Industry - Volume 1: Overview

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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 the first volume in a series of best practice resource handbooks that describe methods for employers and workers in the healthcare industry to improve health and safety.

Best Practices Guidelines for OHS in the Healthcare Industry - Volume 2: Biological 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.***

This volume draws from published literature to provide information to assist with identifying, assessing and controlling biological hazards in healthcare workplaces.

Best Practices Guidelines for OHS in the Healthcare Industry - Volume 3: 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.***

In this document, best practices for controlling exposure to chemical hazards in healthcare will be reviewed.

Best Practices Guidelines for OHS in the Healthcare Industry - Volume 4: Physical 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.***

This document address key physical hazards that exist in the healthcare work environment that have been responsible for injuries and illnesses of healthcare workers. It is also a companion document to the No Unsafe Lift Workbook where the features of safe patient handling are described.

Best Practices Guidelines for OHS in the Healthcare Industry - Volume 5: Psychological 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.***

This volume focuses on best practices for the identification and control of work-related psychological stressors. While there will be some mention of personal stress management, these best practices will primarily deal with the causes and management of organizational stress.

Best Practices on Conveyor Safety

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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 composed of two sections. Section I provides definitions, a general idea of conveyor components, an overview of mechanical hazards and information about hazard assessment and reduction. Section II covers safeguards against hazards during operation and maintenance of conveyor systems, and related worker training.

Blended Online Form

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This is a fallible blended online course form. Blended online course approvals include Part A, B and C of the First Aid (FA) form with the additional Blended Online Form - Part C that is specific to blended courses.

Building an Effective 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.***

This resource helps you build a Health and Safety Management System. It is an introduction of processes designed to decrease the incidence of injury and illness in the employer's operation

Building owners and managers: Recommended Practices in Health and Safety 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.***

A Guide for Building Owners and Managers includes the information most commercial building owners or managers need to begin to create a safe and healthy workplace for their staff.

Carbon Monoxide 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.***

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is usually formed from the incomplete combustion of fuels such as coal, coke, wood, oil, and gasoline.