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Topics: Health and Wellness Audience: Employees Tags: workplace safety

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Last Modified

March 1, 2019

Description

The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness of disease and injury areas, where workers are most effected and/or have the greatest risk, so that Alberta’s OHS system can focus on the highest value areas to improve the health and safety of workers. By articulating priorities for the entire...


Views: 367
Last Modified

June 1, 2018

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As of June 1, 2018, all employers in Alberta will be required to implement a violence prevention plan (VPP). To ensure workers at gas stations and convenience stores are better protected from the violent incidents associated with these work sites, their employers must implement additional VPP...


Views: 227
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

The purpose of this safety bulletin is to describe the basics of a first aid plan, which is one component of an overall emergency response program. The bulletin describes the factors to consider when developing and implementing a first aid plan, and includes explanations of what should be...


Views: 528
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February 1, 2017

Description

The purpose of this fact sheet is to improve the understanding of why slips, trips and falls happen and to encourage the use of properly designed workspaces and work methods to reduce them.


Views: 48
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

Many individuals and organizations in Alberta deliver first aid training to workers under a 3rd party provider agreement with an approved first aid agency. To fulfill their obligations under their Approval Agreements, agencies which operate in conjunction with 3rd party providers are required to...


Views: 507
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

This fact sheet presents the hazards of fatigue and extended work hours to workers, the effects that workers could experience from sleep deprivation and fatigue, and how the workers can control and be protected from fatigue.


Views: 86
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals with unique physical characteristics including extraordinary tensile strength, poor heat conduction and resistance to chemical attack. For these reasons, asbestos was often used as an ingredient in a wide range of building products....


Views: 196
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

This bulletin summarizes the requirements for agencies delivering first aid training courses in accordance with Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code. It outlines the Quality Management Plan (QMP) requirements that agencies must have in place to assure consistent...


Views: 410
Last Modified

November 1, 2013

Description

In this bulletin, information is provided on workplaces that may use lead, health effects due to lead exposure, options for the control of exposure as well as the requirements in Alberta’s occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation for lead.