About Your ACSA
Your Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is Alberta’s trusted partner in construction safety. With our comprehensive, accessible courses, we connect a dedicated community of health and safety professionals throughout the province and beyond.
We proudly provide quality virtual and online safety training, deliver the Certificate of Recognition (COR) and Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) programs, and administer the National Construction Safety Officer™ (NCSO™) and National Health & Safety Administrator (NHSA) designations.
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A construction industry where safety is foundational to everything we build.
Leverage industry expertise through engagement, products, services and education to support the continuous improvement of the safety culture in Alberta’s construction industry.
To become the certifying partner of choice, earning the reputation as the expert source in advancing safety excellence across the industry.
We are a uniquely member-centric, non-profit, industry-funded organization and the largest certifying partner in Alberta, driving safety and business excellence in a high-risk industry – where passion for safety meets expertise.
As your ACSA, we promise to lead and empower people to make construction workplaces safer.
Everything we do is directly connected to our four core attributes:
Our core values align closely with our vision, mission, and value proposition and demonstrate the ACSA’s desire to shape the safety culture in the construction industry. It reflects our commitment to safety through collaboration and continuous improvement.
OHS & WCB
Alberta Labour’s Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), provides resources and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, and Code. Specifically, OH&S provides guidelines on the legislation and standards, advice and information to both employers and employees, and ensures compliance via inspections, investigations, and complaints resolution. Your ACSA is part of a voluntary program established by Alberta Labour called Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR). PIR is a voluntary program in which employer and worker representatives work collaboratively with the government to build effective health and safety management systems. PIR awards Certificates of Recognition (COR) to employers that have developed a health and safety management system and met established standards
The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) was created by the Alberta government to administer workplace insurance on behalf of employers and workers, as part of the Workers’ Compensation Act. WCB is employer-funded to provide cost-effective disability and liability insurance. The WCB works with the Alberta Government, employers, the ACSA, and other Certifying Partners to offer WCB premium incentives through the PIR program. Employers who reduce their claim costs below predicted targets and achieve a COR can earn up to 20% off their industry rate. Your ACSA also works closely with the WCB on many safety initiatives and campaigns including Heads Up, Day of Mourning, and Modified Work programs.
Our funding is partly provided through WCB levies and we are governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of members from the construction industry, trade associations, and eight regions.