Best practices, publications, eLearning programs and other Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) resources for Alberta workers and employers.
OHS online resource portal
Visit this online library to find health and safety documents for workers and employers.
Health and safety eNews
View and download past issues of Health and safety eNews.
View our collection of webinars to learn more about changes to the OHS Act.
The Alberta Government Library has a collection of over 300 occupational health and safety videos. They are available for loan to any worker or workplace in Alberta.
The OHS audio-visual collection is housed at:
11th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6
View and download these online, interactive tutorials to gain awareness and knowledge of workplace health and safety.
CD Version available
Some versions of the programs are available in CD. Contact OHS to learn more.
System requirements and download instructions for viewing programs
These programs require Adobe Flash Player (version 10.1). Minimum recommended user system:
- Windows XP, Vista, or 7, 1-GHz (gigahertz) processor
- 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
To download an eLearning program:
- Right-click a link below, select “Save Target As”, and save the .exe file to your PC.
- Double-click “My Computer” and locate the .exe file you saved.
- Double-click the .exe file you saved, and unzip the files.
- Locate the directory of the unzipped files, and double-click the .exe file note below to start the program.
Changes to occupational health and safety laws came into effect on June 1, 2018. The eLearning programs below have not been updated to reflect the current legislation. For more information on the OHS changes, visit OHS changes.
Backs and Bums: Applying Basic Ergonomics
Presents basic ergonomic concepts plus issues related to sitting and standing workstations, and lifting and handling loads.
- Download: Basic Ergonomics (11.5 MB)
Hazard Assessment and Control
Introduces employers and workers to the process for identification, assessment and control of hazards in the workplace.
- Download: Hazard Assessment (9.5 MB)
Recognizing Workplace Hazards
Recognizing Workplace Hazards – See it Again for the First Time helps workers and employers recognize, identify and control health and safety hazards in the workplace.
- Download: Workplace Hazards (14.5 MB)
To complement this eLearning program, a Hazard Assessment Tool (11 MB) has been developed. This tool is designed to help employers and organizations insert their own photographs of their specific workplace or worksite locations with questions for workers to review.
Hazard Assessment for Driving
Hazard Assessment for Driving complements the hazard assessment section of the Driving for Work: Developing Safe Practices for Employers and Workers document.
Noise and Hearing Protection
Focuses how noise can affect you and what you can do to manage noise at the workplace.
- Download: Hearing Protection (13.5 MB)
Shiftwork and Fatigue
Offers tips for workers and workplaces to help handle the impact of shift work.
- Download: Shiftwork (15 MB)
Working at Heights
Discusses the laws that apply to fall protection in Alberta, identification and controlling of fall hazards, and components of fall protection systems.
- Download: Working at Heights (13 MB)
Working Safely on Ice
Tests your knowledge on various workplace health and safety topics. Learn how to better identify hazards on the job and how to control them. You can even compete with your friends to see who can earn the most badges to share on Facebook!
Health and Safety for New Workers
My Health and Safety Questions follows a new worker as he begins his new job. Come learn with him.
Health and Safety Management Systems
Examines the basic elements of an effective health and safety management system for the workplace.
Occupational Health and Safety for Healthcare Workers
Basic principles of occupational health and safety in the healthcare industry and the requirements of OHS legislation.
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