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Best practice for building and working safely on ice covers in Alberta

Description

This Best Practice has been developed to provide a summary of current practices for construction and operation of transportation facilities and working platforms that rely on floating ice for structural adequacy. The focus is on advice that provides effective overice operations while ensuring that a standard of care necessary to protect worker safety is the highest priority. The Best Practice covers the basic steps for planning, design, construction, operation and closure of an over-ice project. This Best Practice was developed to assist employers and contractors in fulfilling their hazard assessment, elimination and control obligations as detailed in Part 2 of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code. The employer’s general duty is to “ensure as far as reasonably practicable” the health and safety of its workers. In general, the OHS Act, Regulation and Code require a risk-based approach, through hazard identification, assessment, elimination and control.

Tags
OHS Occupational Health and Safety best practices equipment and workplaces hazards ice cover hazards ice covers ice safety plan

Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Extent

70 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Government of Alberta

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-01-01

Date Added

2017-03-24T20:48:24.676184

Date Modified

2013-01-01

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (print)

9780778587385

NEOS catalogue key

7799319

Local Identifier

SH010

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Labour