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Last Modified

October 1, 2011

Description

The Letters W-H-M-I-S stand for "Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System." WHMIS is a national hazard communication system. It affects suppliers, importers, and distributors of potentially hazardous materials used at worksites, and employers and workers who use those materials.


Last Modified

August 1, 2010

Description

Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) occurs naturally in the earth in crude petroleum, natural gas reservoirs, volcanic gases and hot springs. In Alberta, workers are exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) most often during drilling and production of natural gas, crude oil and petroleum products.


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...


Last Modified

February 1, 2017

Description

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...


Last Modified

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....


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.


Last Modified

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.


Last Modified

January 1, 2012

Description

This manual describes the principles to be followed when selecting the most appropriate techniques for the safe abatement of asbestos?containing materials. The manual also presents basic information on asbestos and asbestos products, health hazards, requirements for worker protection, safe work...


Last Modified

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...


Last Modified

February 1, 2013

Description

This Bulletin provides guidance for preparing a code of practice for chemical hazards to meet the requirements of the OHS legislation. It does not provide procedures for specific chemical hazards; however some resources are identified that can assist with this.