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Focus on Biological

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

Volume 2: Best Practices for the Assessment and Control of Biological Hazards (BP010)

Workplace Hazards Learning to spot a workplace hazard before an incident happens is key to staying safe

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.

Influenza Immunization

Vaccines available in Alberta

Alberta Health Active Health Advisories

Ways to Wellness (YouTube video) The Ways to Wellness toolkit is intended for use by mental health staff, school administrators, and health practitioners. The toolkit can support the promotion of mental health in initiatives such as the Comprehensive School Health strategy, chronic disease prevention, and other targeted settings.

Alberta.ca Naloxone in the Workplace HE 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: biological: blood and bodily fluids

My Health Alberta Bed bugs at the workplace

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

Best Practices Mould

Do I Have a Workplace Mould Problem?

Best Practices Pandemic Influenza

Best Practices West Nile Virus and Workers

View List of Alberta Government OHS Related Websites

Canadian Federal OSH. Canadian Federal OSH.

Routine practices are a set of infection control strategies and standards designed to protectworkers from exposure to potential sources of infectious diseases. It goes beyond the accepted universal precautions and aims to protect from all micro organisms. 5 major components

City of Edmonton, Capital Region Housing Authority City of Edmonton, Capital Region Housing Authority

Pest Control Tip Sheets Control of Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, mice, Pharaoh Ants, Pigeons, Wasps

CoursePark CoursePark

Free Courses H1N1 in the Workplace
Being prepared for a potential outbreak of H1N1 can significantly reduce any organization's financial and administrative challenges. It might even help save lives. Yet far too many companies are still unsure of what they need to do, or whether or not they're truly prepared.

Crisis Planning Crisis Planning

Preparing Your Response to the Unexpected
Good crisis planning an important, regular business activity. Follow our guide to being ready to respond to the unexpected in an organized and considered way.

Flu.gov (US) Flu.gov (US)

Flu Resources and Trends - Get the seasonal and pandemic flu information you need

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.


Horizons Horizons

Biological Monitoring. What to Monitor and Why?
Biological monitoring is a means of estimating exposure to a substance (chemical/element) among affected individuals who have been identified as working in an area of risk. It is the measurement of the chemical or its metabolite that has been absorbed into the body. Testing can be conducted via blood, urine or exhaled air (breath) to determine whether the uptake of a chemical into the body has occurred. Evaluation of workers for chemicals/elements can provide information about the possible impact of absorption of hazardous material/toxic agents.

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

Safe Work Manitoba Safe Work Manitoba

Chemical and Biological Hazards Guideline
Exposure to chemical or biological substances in the workplace may be harmful to worker safety and health. This guideline provides information and minimum requirements to help protect workers from exposure to these substances in the workplace

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

University of Alberta University of Alberta

UofA Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control Procedure
This procedure promotes an effective health and safety program when dealing with hazard management and ensures preventive and responsive attitudes and behaviors at the University of Alberta (U of A). Health and safety requires shared responsibility among all persons who may be conducting work with, or on behalf of, the U of A. The U of A engages in extensive research, testing, and teaching programs involving biological, chemical, radiation, physical, and psychosocial hazards. The acquisition, manipulation, storage, use, and transfer practices involving these hazards are regulated by federal, provincial, and municipal agencies. The U of A must comply with all legislation.

UofA Enviroment, Health & Safety
Read the U of A Biosafety Guidelines to learn more about working safely with biohazardous materials. A biohazard is any organism or its derivative that could adversely affect another organisms


Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) 

West Bend West Bend

Safety Tip Library
These safety tips have been developed for non-profit and community organizations to ensure that these injuries are prevented in the future.
Occupational Violence Prevention
Preventing Pinkeye Outbreaks
Proper Blood Clean Up
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning