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Topics: Health and Wellness Organizations: Labour Tags: fire and explosion hazards

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August 1, 2017

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Wildfire smoke is a common, seasonal health hazard in Alberta during the spring, summer and autumn months. The hazardous ingredients of smoke include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and chemicals such as, aldehydes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and benzene.


Views: 9
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June 1, 2016

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This bulletin summarizes information about wildfire recovery for employers.


Views: 25
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June 1, 2016

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This bulletin key points are: Before any workers enter these structures, employers must ensure structural integrity has been evaluated; If the structure was constructed prior to 2000, it is presumed that asbestos may be present; An employer must apply for an acceptance from section 34 of the OHS...


Views: 8
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June 1, 2016

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This bulletin key points are: Employers are required to take all necessary steps to protect health and safety of their workers, Ash and burned debris from fires may contain hazardous substances; Employers should select respirators appropriate for your site’s specific hazards; Employers must...


Views: 15
Last Modified

June 1, 2016

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This bulletin key points are: If the structure is gone, and clean-up involves removing debris, this is not considered a demolition; An acceptance from the OHS Code Section 34 is not needed if work is for debris removal when the structure is gone; Safe work procedures, personal protective...


Views: 23
Last Modified

June 1, 2016

Description

This bulletin summarizes for workers on wildfire recovery.