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Working Environment

Review CRDHA resources and links to other organizations that promote safe, healthy and fair working conditions for registered hygienists.


Employment Handbook PDFDocument
This handbook was developed for CRDHA members to address employment concerns.


Alberta Employment Standards Internal Link
These are minimum standards of employment for employers and employees in the workplace.


Occupational Health & Safety Internal Link
Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) promotes health and safety through partnerships, resources, education, and enforcement of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.


Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Internal Link
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code set out the minimum requirements for health and safety in Alberta workplaces. Occupational Health and Safety is responsible for enforcing the OHS Act, Regulation and Code in Alberta workplaces through inspections, investigations, and prosecutions. Alberta's health and safety legislation also includes the Radiation Protection Act and Regulation that outlines the minimum requirements for working around radiation sources. The Occupational Health and Safety Act applies to dental hygiene practice in Alberta.


Occupational Health and Safety CRDHA Newsletter Article PDFDocument
The article includes the purpose of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation; the role of Employment, Immigration and Industry (EII); and questions to ask your employer about promoting health and safety in the workplace.


Influenza Immunization Internal Link
CRDHA members should understand the risk of contracting and spreading infectious diseases, including H1N1 influenza. Immunization is recommended for all health care workers.


Measles Disease and Health Care Workers Internal Link

Consider this valuable Alberta Health Services information to learn more about measles disease and how it could affect your clients, your practice, you and your family.


Employee or Self-employed? Internal Link
This Canada Revenue Agency publication examines how to determine a worker's employment status.


A Career in Dental Hygiene Internal Link
The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) provides career-related resources for registered dental hygienists. Topics include career management, job search tips, and working and volunteering abroad.