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Topics: Safety and Emergency Services Organizations: Employment and Immigration (2008-2011) Audience: Employees Tags: Occupational Health and Safety

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November 1, 2015

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This alert was released in response to complaints about aggressive, high-pressure sales tactics by commercial providers of workplace safety training for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). It informs employers that there is no requirement to use a commercial training...


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January 1, 2011

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An Animal Services Clerk at an animal services centre was mauled by an American bulldog that was brought in by a member of the public. The incident left the clerk with permanent disabling injuries. This safety bulletin was developed to assist all animal shelters, animal services centres, humane...


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December 1, 2010

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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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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...


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February 1, 2010

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Two recent deaths of oilfield maintenance workers bring to light issues common to many oilfield maintenance personnel. Practices followed when servicing wellsites with pumpjacks need to be reviewed by employers.


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January 1, 2009

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The information in this Safety Bulletin is intended to help employers report and investigate workplace injuries and incidents as required by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. This is the law that governs workplace health and safety in Alberta. Injuries may also have to be reported to...


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August 1, 2008

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A vehicle suspension lift is a modification to raise the ride height of a vehicle. These lifts provide higher ground clearance and help accommodate larger rims and tires. Many tire shops and automotive repair businesses are expanding their business for the installation of vehicle suspension lift...


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August 1, 2008

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Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act applies to any worker engaged in an occupation. The OHS Act defines an “occupation” as every “occupation, employment, business, calling or pursuit over which the Legislature has jurisdiction”. The broad definition is intended to ensure that all...


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July 1, 2008

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This bulletin presents examples of situations where workers are working from home and discusses whether OHS legislation applies in these and similar situations.


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November 1, 2006

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This Safety Bulletin presents information originally published in May 2000 in “Abuse in the Workplace: A Program Development Guide for Health Care Organizations”, published by Alberta Health and Wellness and the Government of Canada, Labour — Management Partnerships Program. The information has...