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.

 

Calgary

Chair: Matt Cooper | Vice-Chair: Troy Booth

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 2020:

  • January 16
  • March 12
  • May 21
  • September 10
  • November 19

 

Edmonton

Chair: Ian Simpson | Vice-Chair: Jennifer Abrantes

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 subcommittees, 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.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • February 21
  • April 17
  • June 19
  • September 18
  • November 20

 

Grande Prairie

Chair: Kendall Kenig | Co-Chair: Jill Caine

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 defence 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.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • February 11
  • April 7
  • June 9
  • September 15
  • December 8

 

Lakeland (Lloydminster & Bonnyville)

 Co-Chair: Bonny Wood | Co-Chair: Annetta Paul

The Lakeland RSC aims to promote 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.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • January 28
  • March 17
  • May 19
  • September 15
  • November 24

 

Lethbridge

Chair: Ian Bullock | Vice-Chair: Steve Yanke

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 Lethbridge College. We work with high schools and local agencies in promoting the use of CSTS and help 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.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • TBD

 

Medicine Hat

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, bagpipes and signing of our customary Orange Hard Hat.

For inquiries on activities or how to join, please e-mail us at MHRSC@youracsa.ca.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • February 4
  • April 7
  • June 2
  • September 1
  • November 3

 

Parkland (Red Deer)

Chair: Brad Vonkemann | Vice-Chair: Rob Fehr

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.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • January 27
  • March 23
  • June 22
  • September 21
  • November 23

 

Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)

Chair: Tracy Mullaly |  Vice-Chair: Devin Lanthier

Your Wood Buffalo RSC consists of safety-focused members that work hard to make a difference in our community through our work and volunteerism while raising awareness and respecting workplace health and safety. We are focused on giving members the change to share safety-related concerns, provide access to training for workers, and collectively highlight opportunities to reduce workplace incidents in all of our industries. With a diverse membership, we are able to use our knowledge

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 or visit https://www.facebook.com/WoodBuffaloRSC/.

Upcoming meetings in 2020:

  • January 29
  • March 25
  • May 27
  • September 30
  • November 25