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March 1, 2005

Description

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. These mixers are often used in bakeries, restaurants, pizza shops, and the food preparation areas of...


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September 1, 2014

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This best practices guideline provides practical guidance to help employers fulfill their obligations to protect the health and safety of workers who operate or work around forklifts.


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December 1, 2010

Description

This best practices guideline provides practical guidance to help employers fulfill their obligations to protect the health and safety of workers who operate or work around forklifts.


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March 1, 1998

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This guideline has been developed to assist employers and workers in minimizing worker exposure to hantavirus, and preventing hantavirus infections. The guidelines and recommendations outlined in this document reflect what is currently known about this disease. Employers of any work location...


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September 1, 2000

Description

This bulletin provides a description of the incident and recommendations on how to prevent recurrence.


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January 1, 2009

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The guide is intended to be used as a best practices reference document for safety around conveyor systems. It is directed mainly to workers, technicians, supervisors, joint health and safety committee members and other interested parties. This guide is composed of two sections. Section I...


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August 1, 2010

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Inspections of drilling and service rigs by Alberta Employment and Immigration, Occupational Health and Safety Officers have revealed that emergency escape line anchoring is often inadequate. Emergency escape lines provide workers with a means of making a quick, controlled descent from a rig’s...


Last Modified

April 1, 2009

Description

WHMIS requirements for worksites in Alberta are in Part 29 of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code. These requirements cover worker education and the type of hazard information that is required at the workplace. For controlled products produced for use at a worksite, the employer...


Last Modified

October 1, 2011

Description

The Letters W-H-M-I-S stand for "Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System." WHMIS is a national hazard communication system. It affects suppliers, importers, and distributors of potentially hazardous materials used at worksites, and employers and workers who use those materials.


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January 1, 2010

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This bulletin provides recommended procedures for the safe handling and processing of solid sulphur in new facilities.


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July 1, 2009

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This bulletin presents safety measures and health effects of Styrene use at the work site.


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September 1, 2009

Description

The purpose of this publication is to provide information to employers and workers to help them work safely with solvents at the work site. A solvent is a liquid chemical that dissolves a solid, liquid or gas, creating a solution. The most common solvent is water. At work sites, the most...


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November 1, 2009

Description

Silica is the scientific name for a group of minerals made of silicon and oxygen. It is the crystalline form of silica that is the main concern when considering health effects.


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February 1, 2017

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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.


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February 1, 2010

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This Safety Bulletin is designed to help employers, supervisors, contractors and workers understand their responsibilities for health and safety in sewer operations, including the entry of confined spaces such as manholes, vaults and lift stations.


Last Modified

January 1, 2013

Description

Alberta Human Services supports using environmentally friendly products, as long as employers ensure that the health and safety of workers using the products is protected. Alberta has adopted an occupational exposure limit (OEL) of 50 ppm for HCFC-123 as listed in Table 2, Schedule 1 of the...


Last Modified

August 1, 2010

Description

Thiols, once known as mercaptans, are a family of organic chemicals that contain sulphur. Thiols are included in the group of chemicals known as “reduced sulphur compounds”. Many thiols have strong and repulsive odours. In their pure forms, some thiols are flammable. Thiols are commonly added to...


Last Modified

August 1, 2010

Description

Workers in many different jobs can be exposed to pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, etc.). They include horticulturists, exterminators, greenhouse workers, forestry workers, roadside powerline workers, petroleum sector workers (pipeline right-of-way, wellsites),...


Last Modified

August 1, 2010

Description

This bulletin presents safety measures and health effects of Perchloroethylene at the work site.