Regional Safety Committees
Who They Are
Here at the ACSA, our interaction with employers and employees in construction is enhanced by our eight Regional Safety Committees (RSC). The RSC’s are currently located in:
They are made up of volunteer representatives from construction and trades associations, small-medium-large contractors, suppliers, union reps, Workers’ Compensation Board, Alberta government, along with individual worker members for the purpose of providing a communication link between the employers and the Association’s Board of Directors.
What They Do
The RSC’s are active in identifying regional and trade-specific health and safety training needs. They are also involved in developing solutions to safety problems in the construction industry, particularly at the local level.
When a special issue or concern is identified by the Committee, the issue is discussed at organized meeting(s) from the point of view of the “hands on” workers and supervisors. Jointly with ACSA representatives, refine and analyze the information from the discussions to formulate recommendations for change. Each RSC reports to the ACSA Board of Directors.
Your RSC can make a difference, and it will give members the chance to share safety related concerns, provide access to training for workers, and reduce accident costs.
Want to Join an RSC?
If you’re a health and safety professional and ACSA Member/Associate Member, and would like to join an RSC, read through the below profiles and contact the RSC nearest to your location for further details.
Chair: Randy Januszewski | Vice Chair: Trevor Klein
The Calgary RSC maintains strong attendance with the increase in members inviting guests (bring a friend) with each meeting.
We continue to liaise with Alberta Workplace Health and Safety and the Worker’s Compensation Board – Alberta. Representatives of these organizations advise the group on upcoming activities, development of integral safety practices and the sharing of effective and relevant safety education for the construction industry.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at CRSC@youracsa.ca.
Upcoming meetings in 2018:
- January 22
- March 19
- June 18
- September 17
- November 19
Chair & Education Committee: Rob Vandertas | Vice Chair, Day of Mourning Committee, Education Committee and Video Committee: Whitney Allen
The Edmonton RSC is a vibrant committee that aims to make a difference. We give members the chance to share safety related concerns, provide access to training and reduce incident costs. We are a dedicated group of professionals who promote health and safety and participate in health and safety activities in the region. With an attendance of 50+ members, and by accepting new members on a continual base, our five annual meetings are extremely productive.
We have organized four sub committees, which include the Education Committee, the Promotional Video Committee, the Promotional Posters Committee, and the Day of Mourning Committee.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at ERSC@youracsa.ca.
Chair: Tanya Jacques | Vice Chair: Leah-Ann Maybee
The Grande Prairie RSC provides guidance and assistance to enable local companies to develop and maintain a health & safety program that is capable of providing adequate due diligence defense and above average audit results. Benefits of joining the RSC include:
• Personal contact with an ACSA representative
• Information regarding scheduled safety training (may request additional/local safety training)
• Become aware of and have input into current health & safety issues
• You can ask questions and get answers from qualified safety practitioners
• There will be an educational/training component at most meetings
• There will be review/information regarding any new regulations/codes
• You can help the committee & the committee can help you
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at GPRSC@youracsa.ca.
- December 12
Lakeland (Lloydminster & Bonnyville)
Chair: Jennifer Keach | Vice Chair: Rob Munro
The Lakeland RSC aims to promoting the mission, vision and programs of the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) within the construction industry in the Lloydminster area. We encourage and assist member and associate member companies to develop and maintain a proactive health & safety program.
The RSC has a diverse membership we welcome and encourage new people from the Lakeland region to attend and participate. Lakeland RSC meetings cover everything from head to toe, literally. Training from podiatrists regarding foot protection to presentations from suppliers on hard hats and all points in between. We’re always looking for new ideas, venues, suppliers, displays and of course – volunteers.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at LakelandRSC@gmail.com.
Chair: Steven Yanke | Vice Chair: Tom Buchanan
The Lethbridge RSC’s focus is to promote health & safety and educate people on the positive aspects of working safely in their work environment. This translates to thinking about safety before we act, adopt the necessary controls, applying them in all areas of our lives.
We are an active group of safety professionals who promote the ACSA, local companies and the community. We also provide assistance through the trades program at the Lethbridge College. We work with high schools and local agencies in promoting the use of CSTS and help the foreign workers adapt to life and work skills in our communities. The CSTS program grows every year with more and more participants joining us. After completing the course, they receive a new pair of work boots! Each year we are strong supporters of NAOSH week, Day of Mourning and the Steps for Life Walk.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at LRSC@youracsa.ca.
Chair: John Digman | Vice Chair: Jason Wheeler
The Medicine Hat RSC has an active membership of about 15 members and a total membership of approximately 50 people from many different Industries. Our focus is to promote health & safety and educate people on the positive aspects of working safely in their work environment in our community.
Each year we provide three $500 Scholarships through the trades program at the Medicine Hat College and partner in a number of local community sponsorships.
Our biggest event is the national Day of Mourning where we meet at the cenotaph in the Memorial Arboretum Park. Rain, snow or shine we seem to have around 60 persons show up for speeches, to lay flowers, a moment of silence, bag pipes and signing of our customary Orange Hard Hat.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at MHRSC@youracsa.ca.
Parkland (Red Deer)
Chair: Ryan Hawley
The Parkland RSC represents the Central Alberta Region and shares the vision of the ACSA; to promote health and safety in our region.
We all strive to make a difference in our local industries, working with employers, workers, the Public and Catholic School Boards as well as youth in order to affect change and promote health and safety, not just in work but in our overall lives. We have many members who regularly attend our meetings, and we are always looking for new members to come and join our efforts.
We focus on several projects, goals and commitments throughout the year including:
• Promoting the health and safety of everyone within our various organizations as well as the communities we live in, including workers, parents and youth;
• Participating in various events, charitable projects, the ACSA Alberta Toolbox magazine, and working with other associations; and
• Encouraging our membership to assist with our continued growth through the continued promotion of our meetings and bringing in new members.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at PRSC@youracsa.ca.
Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)
Chair: Tamera Madden | Vice Chair: Shelley Buckshaw
Your Wood Buffalo RSC works hard to make a difference, and it gives members the chance to share safety related concerns, provides access to training for workers, and reduces accident costs.
We are active in identifying regional and trade-specific health and safety training needs and are also be involved in developing solutions to safety problems in the construction industry, particularly at the local level. Our meetings are held quarterly and we are always encouraging new members to join.
For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at WBRSC@youracsa.ca.