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March 12, 2020

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The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code requires that a Code of Practice (COP) describing the selection, maintenance and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) be developed whenever respirators are used at the work site.


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March 12, 2020

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This bulletin highlights a number of important requirements in Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation for respiratory protective equipment.


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February 1, 2017

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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....


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February 1, 2017

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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.


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February 1, 2017

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Section 34 of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act offers a way for an employer, contractor or prime contractor who wishes to achieve compliance through a different approach than complying with an existing requirement of the OHS Regulation or Code, to propose an alternative approach...


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February 1, 2017

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Under the requirement in Section 34 of the OHS Code, all building materials with the potential to release asbestos fibers must be removed prior to demolition of a structure. This fact sheet discusses how employers can ensure the safe removal of debris containing asbestos during demolition, and...


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February 1, 2017

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This bulletin includes a review of the causes of back injury and four principles to follow when lifting items.


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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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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 summarizes for workers on wildfire recovery.