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Alberta Human Resources and Employment (AHRE) is the government department responsible for administering the following Acts and Regulations:

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act - requires that employers take the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of their workers. Workers are also required to perform their jobs in a safe manner and to follow proper work practices established by their employer.

Chemical Hazards Regulation (AR 393/88) - addresses asbestos removal and exposure guidelines.

General Safety Regulation (AR 448/83) – addresses respiratory protective equipment, and respirator use, storage, cleaning, inspecting, servicing, and code of practice.

Other relevant Government of Alberta documents available online:

Asbestos at the Work Site CH019 (pdf format), Alberta Human Resources and Employment, revised January 2003

Asbestos in Existing Buildings (pdf format), Standata Information Bulletin 97-IB-025, by Alberta Municipal Affairs and the The Safety Codes Council

Control Of Asbestos During Brake Maintenance And Repair CH021(pdf format), Alberta Human Resources and Employment, September 1998

Guidelines for the disposal of Asbestos Waste (pdf format), Environmental Protection Services, Alberta Environment, August 1989

Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual (pdf format), Prepared by Workplace Health and Safety, August 2001

Documents related to Respiratory Protective Equipment:

Guideline for the Development of a Code of Practice for Respiratory Protective Equipment (PPE004) (pdf format), revised May, 2000

Operation of Scott II and IIA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus in Negative Pressure Mode (BA001) (pdf format), May 2000

Respiratory Protective Equipment, An Employers Guide (PPE001) (pdf format), revised March 2000


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