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Organizations: Employment and Immigration (2008-2011) Publication Type: Fact Sheet Audience: Employees

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June 1, 2011

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This Safety Bulletin deals with the adjustment of airborne exposure limits but employers must be aware that unusual work schedules may have an impact on many other aspects of health and safety on the job. A change in the length of the workday will also affect allowable exposure levels for...


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January 1, 2011

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Presents the annual lost-time claim rate for Alberta from 1991 to 2010. A lost-time claim is a claim for an occupational injury or disease, which disables the worker beyond the day of injury. The lost-time claim rate is calculated by dividing the number of lost-time claims by the person-year...


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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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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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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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August 1, 2010

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Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) occurs naturally in the earth in crude petroleum, natural gas reservoirs, volcanic gases and hot springs. In Alberta, workers are exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) most often during drilling and production of natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products.


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August 1, 2010

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This is the second in a three-part series of Safety Bulletins dealing with the lifting and handling of loads. The purpose of performing a workplace hazard assessment is to identify specific workplace hazards that can cause or aggravate work-related materials handling injuries, and to then reduce...


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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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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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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...