Chemical Safety

Chemical Health and Safety Resources

Alberta's Chemical Health and Safety requirements are found in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code. Chemical-specific requirements are found in Part 4 and Schedule 1 of the OHS Code. The OHS Code Explanation Guide provides examples of how to comply.

Visit for Alberta's chemical health and safety publications.

To find out more about the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), visit the Government of Canada's official WHMIS site. For an easy-to-understand guide, check out British Columbia's WHMIS Core Material: A resource manual for the application and implementation of WHMIS.

Many chemical health and safety professionals in Alberta are members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association – Alberta Local Section. Some of these professionals are certified by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists or by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Laboratory Health and Safety Information

Other Useful Sources for Chemical Safety Information