CSSE is a leader in offering relevant courses in meeting the needs of today’s occupational health and safety professional. Similar to the ACSA, CSSE offers safety designation programs and career-oriented courses that give you the knowledge and experience to succeed in today’s workplace. Over the next few months , CSSE
Articles from February 2017
Avoiding a Wrong with Two Rights Seminar
Human Rights Legislation and Safety Legislation do not always work harmoniously together. When conflict occurs, one must be careful to achieve the safety objective with a minimal impact to fundamental human rights. This two-day seminar, hosted by the University of Alberta and conducted by Mark Greene, will discuss the major
Your ACSA Enhancing Its Services in 2017
Your ACSA strives to provide the best services for you; our members, students, and stakeholders. In 2016, we took steps to streamline our services making significant improvements to processing times. This year we will continue our drive to improve services by introducing some enhancements to our internal online delivery technology.
ACSA Courses kicking off in Canmore
ACSA courses will be kicking off in Canmore this month offering our classroom services to a new community in Alberta. The new location will be at the Beau Valley College, 800 Railway Ave Canmore. February 23rd will see Principles of Health and Safety Management start at the new Canmore location,
Courses in your region
Your ACSA has over 100 classes running throughout February across our eight regional locations in Edmonton, Lloydminster, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Medicine Hat. To see what’s on in a location near you, download this pdf. To book, visit www.youracsa.ca or call 1.855.SAF-T-REG (723 8734).
2nd Annual Calgary RSC “Fun”spiel
It’s that time of year again! The Calgary “Fun”Spiel is taking place on Friday, March 17th at the Huntington Hills Curling Club and everyone is invited! The “Fun”spiel is a great way to meet other safety people from the local construction industry, while also have fun, win prizes and keep
ACSA Annual Achievement Awards
The Annual Achievement Awards will be held on Saturday, March 11th at the Edmonton Marriott River Cree Resort and all of industry is invited to join us in celebrating at this premier event. The Awards acknowledge the outstanding innovations and achievements of individuals and companies from Alberta’s construction industry, along
ACSA Annual General Meeting Notice
ACSA members are invited to attend our 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place on the morning of March 11th at the Edmonton Marriott, River Cree Resort. Delegates will be treated to a complimentary breakfast and buffet lunch and will have the opportunity to hear the year’s highlights from the
Gary Wagar Scholarship – Applications Close this Week!
Applications for the 2017 Gary Wagar Scholarships close on Friday, February 17th at 4pm. This partnership, with the University of Alberta (U of A) aims to encourage and support students who wish to further their careers in the health and safety profession. The $1000 Scholarship will be presented to individuals
In construction, safety is not only a priority but a core value for all workers and employers, because everyone deserves to come home at the end of the workday. This value was reflected at a launch event held last week to announce the official partnership between the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and Women Building Futures (WBF).
Invited guests gathered to celebrate the launch of the ‘Breakfast with the Leaders’ Series, which aims to connect more women to the growing safety community in Alberta. The keynote speakers for the event included outgoing CEO of WBF, JudyLynn Archer, and ACSA’s Chief Operations Officer, Tammy Hawkins. Both women engaged the crowd with personal stories from their own career experiences, and painted an interesting picture of the current state for women in construction.
“With approximately 36,400 construction jobs being done by women across Alberta, and jobs in the sector expected to grow steadily over the next decade, there’s more opportunity now than ever for women with a strong safety mindset to enter this sector and make a positive change,” said Ms Archer.
“Together with the ACSA, we plan on providing as much assistance as we can to attract and prepare women with a safety mindset, giving them the best chance to gain employment in Canada’s construction and maintenance workforce. The impact this partnership has on safety in the industry could be a real game changer,” she concluded.
Ms Hawkins, spoke from experience when she discussed the challenges and opportunities encountered when striving towards her goal to mentor and lead in safety.
”This partnership will make a real difference for women across Alberta. Our efforts will empower them to succeed in non-traditional careers, inspiring positive economic change for women, and forever transforming the face of construction in this province,” she said.
In addition to the regular breakfast speaker series events, this new partnership will see the ACSA provide access to its programs and services for WBF students, alumni and staff.
Watch our new partnership video on Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t78P6l7MFVg
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