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Topics: Health and Wellness Tags: wildfires

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June 1, 2019

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Smoke from wildfires is common in Alberta in the spring, summer and autumn months. If you work outdoors in these months, read this bulletin to learn about exposure risks and hazard control.


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November 1, 2018

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This review summarizes the health impacts of wood smoke and provides a description of the regulatory measures that different provincial, state and municipal governments have implemented to manage it. For recreational fires, bylaws from various municipalities are reviewed. For wildfires, the...


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April 1, 2018

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This report was prepared to assess whether the soil and air quality in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas met ecological and human health guidelines during the response to the Horse River Wildfire of 2016 and after clean-up of the debris and damage that remained. This two-part report has been...


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August 31, 2017

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This report is an evaluation of the psychosocial supports offered during the response and recovery of the 2016 wildfire in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB). The report is based on lessons from previous disasters locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as the experience...


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June 1, 2016

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This bulletin summarizes information about wildfire recovery for employers.


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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...


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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...


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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...


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Last Modified

June 1, 2016

Description

This bulletin summarizes for workers on wildfire recovery.