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Topics: Safety and Emergency Services Information Type: publications Language: English (Canadian) Formats: PDF Tags: Occupational Health and Safety chemical hazards

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August 1, 2019

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Describes the principles to be followed when selecting the most appropriate techniques for the safe abatement of asbestos-containing materials, and presents basic information on asbestos and asbestos products, health hazards, requirements for worker protection, safe work procedures, inspection...


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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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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.


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January 1, 2012

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Describes the principles to be followed when selecting the most appropriate techniques for the safe abatement of asbestos-containing materials, and presents basic information on asbestos and asbestos products, health hazards, requirements for worker protection, safe work procedures, inspection...


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August 1, 2010

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This guide outlines some of the hazards associated with spray painting and provides information on how to protect yourself.


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July 1, 2010

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Perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene) or “perc”, is the most commonly used solvent in the drycleaning process. Workers in drycleaning plants are exposed to perc by breathing the vapour or getting the liquid on their skin. The most common effects of overexposure are irritation of the eyes, nose,...