About Your ACSA
It’s not unusual to be asked what we do here at the ACSA. In response, we generally talk about our unmatched quality in safety training, our delivery of the COR/SECOR certification programs, and our successful administration of the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) and Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) designations.
There is more to the ACSA than just what we do though. We are your partner in construction safety, and through our training, we work hard to connect a community of safety leaders in the province’s construction industry. Over 13,000 people have forged a career as a designated safety leader since we started the NCSO/HSA program and more than 5,000 companies achieved their COR through us.
In partnership with this growing community, we build links and connections with our stakeholders and industry partners, influencing change and instilling a culture of safety. We aim to champion the safety spirit, empowering employees and employers to make workplaces safer and enabling everyone to return home unharmed at the end of each and every working day.
The ACSA originated as a Safety Committee for the Alberta Construction Association (ACA) in 1975 and was officially registered under The Alberta Societies Act on November 9, 1988 as an independent registered not-for-profit organization. Our funding is partly provided through WCB levies and we are governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of members from the construction industry, trade associations, and eight regions.
Our members include any employer with a valid account that falls under specified industry codes within the construction class, as recognized by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
Since our inception, we have built a solid and trustworthy reputation for leading safety training in Alberta and throughout Canada. Construction companies in Alberta rely on the ACSA for their safety training. With almost 40,000 active members, we are the largest safety association in the province.
Through the co-operative efforts of all involved, the construction environment in Alberta will be the safest anywhere.
To provide quality advice and education for the construction industry that will reduce human suffering and financial costs associated with workplace incidents.
OHS & WCB
Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), (Alberta Labour) provides resources and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, and Code. Specifically, OH&S provides guidelines on the legislation and standards; advice and information to both employers and employees; and ensures compliance via inspections, investigations, and complaints resolution. Your ACSA is part of a voluntary program established by Alberta Labour called Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR); a voluntary program in which employer and worker representatives work collaboratively with government to build effective health and safety management systems. The PIR program awards Certificates of Recognition (COR) to employers that have developed a health and safety management system and met established standards
The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) was created by the Alberta government to administer workplace insurance on behalf of employers and workers, as part of the Workers’ Compensation Act. WCB is employer-funded to provide cost-effective disability and liability insurance. The WCB works with the Alberta Government, employers and the ACSA (along with other Certifying Partners) to offer WCB premium incentives through the PIR program. Employers who reduce their claim costs below predicted targets and achieve a COR can earn up to 20% off their industry rate. Your ACSA also works closely with the WCB on a range of safety initiatives and campaigns including Heads Up, Day of Mourning and Modified Work programs.
Our New Look
Our new brand is based on a promise. A promise to provide exemplary leadership to empower people to make construction workplaces safer.
It centres around four core attributes:
Our new visual identity exemplifies and celebrates the core attributes of the ACSA, which would not exist without the dedication of our people.
It is the dedication of our people and their unrelenting effort that has created and connected a community of safety leaders in the province’s construction industry, and enabled employees and employers to make workplaces safer.
Our new visual identity draws from our history and leaps ahead to reflect our leadership role in the safety sector.
We build partnerships that help connect a growing safety community, throughout regional and metropolitan centres across Alberta. Together, using these links, we are making a difference.
Watch this video to see our logo in action
The Alberta Construction Safety Association’s logo and visual identity are trademark protected. Reproduction or replication of the logo or components of the visual identity without permission is not permitted.
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