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Audience: Employers

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January 1, 2009

Description

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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September 1, 2010

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Poorly designed hand tools — too heavy, poorly balanced, with a grip that is too large, the wrong shape, or slippery — can lead to injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, shoulder, and neck. Hammers or pliers with bent handles keep the wrist and forearm straight to reduce injury and increase power....


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September 1, 2010

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Too high? Too low? Just right? Workers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And the tasks they perform can vary from light precision work to assembling heavy and awkward equipment. Is one workstation appropriate for every worker and every task? Ask the tall worker with neck pain, crouched over...


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August 1, 2010

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This Safety Bulletin is based on an article that originally appeared in the January 1999 edition of the Occupational Health and Safety Magazine.


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August 1, 2010

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Workers who stand or sit for long periods of time should change their working position as often as possible. Floors made of concrete or other hard materials are the least comfortable to stand on for long periods of time. Anti-fatigue mats, as their name suggests, reduce the fatigue of standing by...


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June 1, 2009

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This Bulletin provides guidance to employers, supervisors, contractors and workers about how to prepare a code of practice for confined space entry to meet the requirements of the OHS legislation. This Bulletin does not provide procedures for confined space entry. Resources are provided at the...


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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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November 1, 2013

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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.


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August 1, 2010

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


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July 1, 2010

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


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November 1, 2007

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This bulletin summarizes information about hazardous materials that the contractor or employer should look for before starting any renovation or demolition project.


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August 1, 2010

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


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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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April 1, 2010

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Coal is a brown to black combustible material made from decayed plant matter that has been compressed by rock formations over a long period of time. It is found throughout the world and is the most abundant of the fossil fuels. Coal is classified by its type, grade and rank. The type of coal...


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August 1, 2010

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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...


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November 1, 2009

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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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November 1, 2010

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This Safety Bulletin presents the health and safety risks associated with using substitutes that consist of flammable hydrocarbon mixtures.


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August 1, 2010

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This bulletin presents safety guidelines for workers when applying insecticides.


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October 28, 2016

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The Alberta Spatial Price Survey measures price differences between selected Alberta communities for a basket of goods and services at a specific point in time.