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89 results found for: "Workplace health and safety bulletin"

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May 1, 2020

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A safe work permit is a written record that authorizes specific work, at a specific work location, for a specific time period. This fact sheet explains how safe work permits can be used to protect workers and maintain safe working conditions. Provides examples and discusses pros and cons.


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April 1, 2014

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Workers in a variety of settings may be exposed to biohazardous substances that cause disease. In some instances, immunization may be recommended as one of the control measures used to prevent illness.


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January 1, 2011

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Recently a serious injury occurred to a chemical truck operator’s assistant when a diesel fired heater was being “winterized” by purging the internal heater’s coils using a process called “steaming out the coils”. The seat of the diesel fired heater’s external outlet valve failed, releasing a jet...


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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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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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October 1, 2010

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Blowout preventers (BOPs), used in the oil and gas industry, are devices attached to the wellhead that permit the well to be sealed to prevent an uncontrolled flow of well fluids from the wellbore. They are critical pieces of safety equipment that must be maintained properly if they are to...


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October 1, 2010

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The purpose of this Best Practice is to standardize, to the extent possible, the minimum steps that an electric utility must include in its own practices for manually energizing a power system after an unplanned outage. This Best Practice is not meant to eliminate all manual recloses. It is...


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October 1, 2010

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The purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to make all personnel involved with the seismic drilling industry aware of safe operating procedures. This Safety Bulletin is the combined effort of various companies within the seismic drilling and explosive industries and Alberta Employment and...


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September 1, 2010

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A good design takes into account that people vary widely in size and shape.


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September 1, 2010

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Recent research findings into the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome show just how mysterious the human body can be. This ailment affects up to 10 percent of the population, with women affected more often than men. The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome peaks at approximately age 42 and reveals...