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    Alberta Government OHS Alberta Government OHS

Focus on Physical Hazards

Slips, trips and falls
Snow and ice on commercial vehicles
Working in cold infographic

WCB Every successful return to work starts with a great plan. New legislation makes it even more important for all Alberta employers and their workers to work together to have a solid return-to-work plan in place when injuries happen. We're here to help. Learn more about your obligations as an employer [PDF, 0.06MB] and as an an injured worker [PDF, 0.06MB]

Know Your Obligations After a Workplace Incident Employer Fact Sheet

The Right to Refuse Unsafe Work, Labour Standards and Law/Health -and Safety At Work

Part 2 Hazard Assessment, Elimination and Control

Hazard Assessment and Control eLearning Program

Noise and Hearing Protection eLearning Program

Slips, Trips and Falls – Health and Safety Bulletin 

No Unsafe Lifts
Backs and Bums: Applying Basic Ergonomics eLearning Program
Back Care & Lifting – Health and Safety Bulletins 
Back Care – Lifting and Your Back: Some Fresh Ideas
Back Care – Sitting and Preventing Back Pain

Ergonomics – How to Use Wrist Rests
Ergonomics – Proper Height of Work Surfaces
How to Use Wrist Rests – Health and Safety Bulletin 
Proper Height of Work Surfaces – Health and Safety Bulletin 
Volume 4: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Physical Hazards (BP012)
Worksafe Alberta Hazard Assessment and Control eLearning Program

Alberta Public Service Return to Work Guidelines: For Managers

Formal hazard assessment and control template

WCB Return to Work Resources

Part 11: First Aid of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, the employer is responsible for ensuring designated individuals who provide first aid services to workers at a work site are appropriately trained. List Of Approved First Aid Training Agencies And Courses

View List of Alberta Government OHS Related Websites



Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP)

Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) is Alberta Government approved Certifying Partner and a registered non-profit organization under the Society Act of Alberta. The AASP is a service focused Certifying Partner, providing a practical and reasonable approach to health and safety in the workplace. Through our commitment to our members, and solely through their funding of memberships and course fees, the AASP has grown to be the second largest issuer of Certificates of Recognition (COR and SECOR) in the province. The AASP is also the largest Certifying Partner that serves all industries in Alberta while receiving no government funding.

Also See ALIGN/Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) as a Certifying PartnerAlberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) as a Certifying Partner

American Red Cross American Red Cross

Being Prepared Means Planning Ahead Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date. These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

Better Impact Better Impact

Arrive Safe and Sound
to Help With Your Nonprofit’s Vehicle Safety Program

Canada Safety Council Canada Safety Council

Canada Safety Council Online Course Office Ergonomics Training
Overuse and “wear and tear” injuries continue to be among the most costly work related injuries in industry today. These pains and strains can range from mild discomfort or lead to severe pain and disability. Our office ergonomics course identifies the risk factors associated with poor ergonomic positioning but more importantly the controls necessary to prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) from occurring.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Physical Hazards Fact Sheets
Physical hazards are substances or activities that threaten your physical safety. They are the most common and are present in most workplaces at one time or another. These include unsafe conditions that can cause injury, illness and death.

CDC/The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) CDC/The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App
A useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.

Centre for Research on Work Disability Centre for Research on Work Disability

Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick
IRPP report on the income and employment challenges experienced by Canadians living with illness

City of Edmonton Employee - Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit. City of Edmonton Employee - Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit.

Measuring Up Edmonton Toolkit. The purpose of the toolkit is to help with assessing and improving accessibility and inclusion in any environment. The information collected in the toolkit is for personal use to identify areas of potential improvement, or highlight existing efforts to be barrier free. The toolkit helps to raise awareness of universal design and enforce its affect on how we work, play and live

Continuing Care Safety Association Continuing Care Safety Association

Return-to-Work & Disability Management learn more about getting your workers safely back to work.

Fatigue Predictor Pro Fatigue Predictor Pro

Fatigue Predictor App
This is the most advanced Fatigue Management tool available based on a commonly used fatigue model of calculating an Individual Fatigue Likelihood Score (IFLS). By simply setting the hours when slept/awake or on duty, Fatigue Predictor will automatically generate the IFLS prediction and flag duty limits. The app offers many parameters to adjust the calculations to specific Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) business rules. Fatigue Assessments can be stored for comparison with the IFLS data for analysis and improvement of the settings. All data can easily be emailed. If fatigue could be a safety risk in the work environment, Fatigue Predictor is the tool to mitigate this risk. It is simple to use and it can be used remotely on all Apple IOS devices. It will provide a very accurate prediction of your fatigue and is very adaptable.

Fit For Work Fit For Work

Help and support for employers (return to work)
Workplace adjustments can help ill, injured or disabled employees return to work. However, there may be some circumstances where you need to seek additional advice or support.

Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project Project Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project Project

The Healthy Workplaces for Helping Professions Project This project is focused on workplace health and wellness for leaders, supervisors, and front-line staff who work in the human-services industry (over 400 agencies) in Alberta. Their are research partnerships, wellness workshops, resources and more. Membership in the HWHP project is open to professionals in the human-services industry in Alberta. Their mission is to serve the over 17,000 persons who work in the following areas: child and youth care child and family services home visitation disabilities services women’s shelters

Health Risk Daily Assessment This tool provides a way for front-line staff to assess risks on a daily basis. 

The Helping Cycle this tool provides a way for front-line staff and supervisors to assess risks in specific situations and to find ways to grow challenges into strengths rather than hazards into stress.


HR Professionals HR Professionals

Is Sitting The New Smoking?
According to Dr. David Harper, Canadians’ sedentary behaviour could put our health at risk as much as smoking cigarettes.

Institute for Work & Health Institute for Work & Health

IWH Organizational Performance Metric (IWH-OPM)
Use this simple, eight-item leading indicator tool to help prevent work injuries and illnesses

Knowhow Nonprofit Knowhow Nonprofit

The health and safety toolbox: How to control risks at work.

Workplace facilities
You must provide certain facilities such as toilets, soap and washbasins, drinking water and appropriate lighting and ventilation. See the HSE guidance on providing the right workplace facilities for further information.


Preventing and Investigating Horse-Related Human Injury and Fatality in Work and Non-Work Equestrian Environments: A Consideration of the Workplace Health and Safety Framework
It has been suggested that one in five riders will be injured due to a fall from a horse, resulting in severe head or torso injuries. Attempts to reduce injury have primarily focussed on low level risk controls, such as helmets...

Online Learning Enterprises Inc. Online Learning Enterprises Inc.

Online Learning Enterprises Inc. Ergonomics Training
A simple online course can dramatically slash training costs, improve employee safety and health, minimize lost time, and reduce the cost of ergonomic design compliance within your business.

Parachute Canada Parachute Canada

Parachute is a national, charitable organization, that wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest. This site is packed full of great resources and research related to injury prevention!

Parachute Initiative Gives You Online Access!Parachute currently offers e-learning in two areas. Concussion learning is available for athletes, parents and educators to understand how to prevent, recognize and manage concussions. Workplace safety learning is available through

Safety Awakenings Safety Awakenings

Safety videos
Can be used for new hire safety orientation and for regularly scheduled employee safety meetings.1,000 free downloadable workplace safety and health (OSHA) videos

Work Safety B.C Work Safety B.C

Injury management & work disability prevention An injury management program is an important part of a healthy and safe workplace. The most effective injury management programs incorporate best practices of disability prevention.