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Topics: Safety and Emergency Services Organizations: Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour (2013-2016) Language: English (Canadian) Tags: Occupational Health and Safety chemical hazards

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May 1, 2015

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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 construction products....


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March 1, 2015

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On May 22, 2003, Health Canada issued an advisory warning Canadians about cosmetic nail preparations containing methyl methacrylate (MMA). The advisory issued because this chemical can adversely affect the health of persons exposed to it. Section 16 of Canada’s Food and Drug Act states that no...


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February 1, 2015

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This document is intended to provide Alberta employers and workers with an update on changes to WHMIS legislation. It is important for employers and workers to be aware of the changes that are coming as they will have a significant impact on WHMIS in the workplace.


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January 1, 2015

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Lead is a bluish-grey metal that is naturally present in the earth’s crust. Lead is used in the manufacturing of many consumer and industrial products and can be found in a variety of workplaces. Workers can be exposed to lead mainly through breathing in lead dust, fumes and vapour, or by...


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October 1, 2014

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The intent of this bulletin is to make employers aware of the potential hazards associated with ENMs and provide practical guidance to minimize risk. An overview of safe handling practices is provided based on whether the employer’s work is in a low, moderate, or high potential exposure category.