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 www.worksafely.org 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
- Laboratory Safety Institute – safety in science and education.
- National Safety Compliance – laboratory safety videos.
- Black Mountain Safety and Health – laboratory safety videos.
Other Useful Sources for Chemical Safety Information
- The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – information on occupational health and safety.
- IPCS INCHEM – quick and easy electronic access to thousands of searchable full-text documents on chemical risks and the sound management of chemicals.
- CCINFOWEB – chemical health and safety databases (requires subscription).
- The Chemical Substances Portal – a Government of Canada website on chemical substances involving health and the environment.
- Workplace Health and Safety Information from the International Labour Office (ILO) – includes the Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety.