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    Alberta Government OHS Alberta Government OHS

Focus on Chemical Hazards

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

Volume 3: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Chemical Hazards (BP011)

Chemical Hazards – Health and Safety Bulletins 

Worksafe Alberta Hazard Assessment and Control eLearning Program

Hazard Management Harmful Substance Management
Exposures to harmful substances, such as chemical or biological hazards, have the potential to cause serious health issues. When potential hazards resulting from harmful substances are identified through Hazard Assessment Elimination and Control a process to manage harmful substances must be implemented. This standard process includes the identification and evaluation of harmful substances, implementation of hazard controls and continuous monitoring of their effectiveness through employee exposure.

Alberta.ca Naloxone in the Workplace
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. THE HAZARDS: What are the hazards of naloxone administration? Employers should be aware of health and safety factors when they choose to provide naloxone kits to workers who act in response to fentanyl or other opioid poisoning/overdose in the workplace. Naloxone administration includes not only the drug but the equipment required to carry out that action: chemical: opioids eg. fentanyl (inhalation, ingestion, skin contact)

Alberta.ca Protection of workers from synthetic opioid exposure : OHS information for employers

Formal hazard assessment and control template

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

Airborne Substances – Hidden Danger: Hazardous Materials in Your Building

Airborne Substances – Indoor Air Quality Indoor Air Quality Tool Kit

General – Guideline for Developing a Code of Practice for Chemical Hazards

Insecticides – Guidelines for Workers Applying Insecticides  

Solvents at the Work Site

View List of Alberta Government OHS Related Websites

Children’s Service Practice Notes Children’s Service Practice Notes

Children’s Service Practice Notes Methamphetamine: What Child Welfare Workers Should Know
To protect and support families, child welfare workers need to know what methamphetamine is and how it affects users This article includes tips on Working Safely with Meth Users

Department of Human Services Department of Human Services

DHS Methamphetamine Protocol (PDF)
Methamphetamine (meth) labs can pose significant danger to all workers who conduct home visits including child welfare workers. Meth labs carry the risks of fire and explosion, exposure to chemicals and fumes, and volatile confrontations with highly agitated and unpredictable users. It is important to understand the warning signs that you may be approaching, or already in, a meth lab.

Government of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Government of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Chemicals Fact Sheets
Every workplace has chemicals - ranging from cleaning products to full scale chemical production. If chemicals are not used, stored and handled properly, they can cause injury, illness, disease, fire, explosions, or property damage. Know the hazards of chemicals and appropriate precautions to take to work safely and avoid injury.

Best Practices
Effective Workplace Inspections
Hazard and Risk
Hazard Control
Hazard Reporting by Employee
Incident Investigation
Risk Assessment
Sample Risk Assessment Form



Health Canada Health Canada

Hazardcheck guide is a Health Canada publication which provides simple advice that parents, teachers and early childhood educators could use to make homes / childcare settings safer and healthier for children.

Health Canada: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard

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


Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) Injury Prevention Centre (IPC)

The Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) is a provincial organization committed to advancing the impact of prevention, emergency response, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in Alberta. The Centre staff consists of researchers, data analysts, program coordinators, educators and communicators who work with partners across Alberta to control injury.

Poison - Resources and Toolkits

Tough Pill To Swallow: A chart review of poison-related hospital visits oin Alberta, 2010

Online Learning Enterprises Inc. Online Learning Enterprises Inc.

Online Learning Enterprises Inc. Substance Abuse Training
Substance abuse threatens the well-being of workers and the organization. People who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to injure themselves or others at work and to perform poorly on their jobs. It is important Substance Abuse training is provided to ensure the well-being of all workers.

Protective Services Training Institute of Texas Protective Services Training Institute of Texas

Protective Services Training Institute of Texas Meth Basics & Worker Safety (PDF)
This training module presents essential information for DFPS staff who may encounter methamphetamine users, settings where meth is used or manufactured, and children at risk due to caregiver meth use or meth lab dangers. It focuses on risk assessment and worker safety in these situations.

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

Syntrio Syntrio

Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Manager Edition More than 70 percent of illicit drug users actually hold down part- or full-time jobs. Substance abuse in the workplace causes serious damage to productivity, as well as increased health-care costs, thefts and the risk of accidents. Our management courses emphasize that managers need to be aware of this critical and current concern and what they can do to reduce it. Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Manager’s Edition is a workplace health and safety training course that outlines the realities behind substance abuse in the workplace; the benefits of keeping the workplace drug-free and how managers can proactively assist in achieving a drug-free workplace. AUDIENCE: Managers and Supervisors DURATION: 45 minutes

United State Department of Labor United State Department of Labor

Occupational Chemical Database
This chemical inventory is OSHA's premier one-stop shop for occupational chemical information. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available includes: Chemical identification and physical properties - Exposure limits (Check OHS Code for Alberta alignment) and Sampling information