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Tags: chemical hazards

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August 1, 2017

Description

Fentanyl is a chemical hazard and exposure to a very small amount of drug can have immediate adverse health effects. A worker engaged in remediation activities should know the signs and symptoms of fentanyl exposure and poisoning, and be aware of emergency procedures to take in such a scenario.


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August 1, 2017

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This document provides guidance to Alberta employers to help ensure the protection of workers in an emergency when Naloxone is used in the workplace. Workers should also be aware of Naloxone and the health and safety factors when used in the workplace.


Views: 10
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July 1, 2017

Description

Cytotoxic drugs are used in healthcare and veterinary settings to treat conditions like cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. However, exposure to these drugs can have negative impacts on healthy people. This brief fact sheet looks at how exposure to these drugs can occur in the workplace, and steps...


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February 1, 2017

Description

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.


Views: 125
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is an important component of a healthy and comfortable workplace. IAQ considers the indoor environment, including the makeup of the air and comfort factors such as temperature and relative humidity. IAQ issues tend to be complex and should be properly assessed to...


Views: 41
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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...


Views: 17
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February 1, 2017

Description

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....


Views: 67
Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

This fact sheet presents a definition of asbestos, it's uses and health effects, how to control asbestos exposure, health assessment of workers exposed to asbestos, and what OHS legislation sets out as employer and worker responsibilities at the work site.


Views: 21
Last Modified

January 1, 2017

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Protective Action Criteria (PACs) are exposure guidelines used during chemical emergencies to help protect the public from health effects of short-term exposures to hazardous chemicals in the air. PACs are used by government agencies and the private sector to evaluate the potential impact of a...


Views: 4
Last Modified

May 1, 2015

Description

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....