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Occupational Health and Safety

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 & 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 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.

 

WHMIS 2015 Fact Sheets

The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has worked in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada to develop this series of WHMIS 2015 Fact Sheets. These information sheets are a part of CCOHS' free WHMIS 2015 e-courses.


Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS has not replaced WHMIS. Rather, the original WHMIS, which remained virtually unchanged since 1988, has incorporated GHS elements, resulting in new standardized:

  • classification criteria
  • label requirements
  • safety data sheet (SDS) requirements (formerly material safety data sheet)

 

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.