Achieving Your Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) Designation

The primary objective of the Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) program is to provide entry-level safety training for an administrator of a health and safety system who does not have a minimum of three years construction field experience or who is working towards three years of experience.

If you have construction experience, please refer to the information pertaining to the NCSO designation.

The HSA designation indicates that the participant has knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles. You will find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage.

To register in the HSA program, submit the HSA application form via e-mail: hsa@youracsa.ca.

Your Career as a HSA

Watch this video to learn from our community of safety practitioners what it means to earn your designation from the Alberta Construction Safety Association, and how a career as a safety leader makes an impact on the lives of construction workers everywhere. You will find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage.

 

 HSA Program Outline

Compulsory Courses (11) Elective Courses (any 2)
  • Alberta Legislation Awareness
  • Principles of Health & Safety Management
  • Auditor Training Program
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • WHMIS Train-the-trainer
  • Construction Safety Administration
  • Basic Instructional Techniques
  • Worksite Investigation Basics
  • Communication & Ethics for the Safety Leader
  • An industry safety orientation (any one of the following):
    • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-09)
    • Roadbuilders Construction Safety Training System (RSTS)
    • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
    • Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS)
  • Standard First Aid
  • Flagger Train-the-trainer
  • TDG Train-the-trainer
  • Back Injury Prevention
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Safety
  • Confined Space Entry/Monitor (must be OSSA accredited)
  • Effective Claims Management
  • Safe Trenching, Excavation & Ground Disturbance – ABCGA 201 Standard
  • Fall Protection End-User (OSSA approved)
  • Fall Protection Planning
  • Safety Culture – Roadmap to “Zero”
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control
  • Alberta Temporary Traffic Control – Field Applications
  • Scaffolding Awareness
  • Hazard Management
  • Prime Contractor
  • Defensive Driving – 3 Demerits

To register in the HSA program, submit the HSA application form via e-mail: hsa@youracsa.ca.
Revised: November 24, 2017

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