ACSA’s 30th Anniversary Year
In this anniversary year, we will consider what has been accomplished, and look to the future as we build on what has been achieved, ensuring safer workplaces for the next generation.
On Novermber 9, 1988, the ACSA was founded as a not-for-profit organization under the province’s new Societies Act. The Alberta Construction Safety Association’s first instructional courses – WHMIS Train-the-trainer, Safety Basics, and Safety Basics Audit – commenced in 1989 in Edmonton. At the time, the ACSA had just three employees.
Throughout the past three decades, the ACSA has grown in stature and influence. With almost 40,000 active company-members, we are the largest safety association in the province. We now offer over 30 safety training courses across the province and we have a staff of almost 70. We administer over 5,000 COR certifications and have built a community of 15,000 NCSOs and HSAs. In 2016, we celebrated our one millionth student. We have been effective in building relationships with other associations and governments so we can help make Alberta workplaces safer.
Throughout 2018, your ACSA will be providing you opportunities to participate in events and special offers in recognition of our 30th anniversary. We invite you to download our 30th Anniversary Timeline brochure to see the history of the ACSA, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as we announce new initiatives to help make Alberta’s workplaces even safer.