Hundreds of construction safety workers and representatives gathered on Tuesday, August 30, at our Edmonton office, to celebrate our one millionth student to take safety training.
Our Executive Director, Dan MacLennan, was joined by our Chair, Steve King, on stage to present the lucky student with a cheque for $1000 towards future safety training along with a congratulatory certificate.
“This occasion commemorates the outstanding work of thousands of people working in safety across a growing Alberta construction industry, which is comprised of 255,000 workers, or one in every 10 Albertans,” said Dan.
“It is this safety community of 13,000 National Construction Safety Officer’s, 280 Regional Safety Committee volunteers and one million students taking our courses, who in partnership with us, make workplaces safer, and enable everyone to return home unharmed at the end of each and every working day.
Following speeches from key guest speakers, the Minister for Infrastructure and Communities and Federal Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi and from the Government of Alberta, Member for Edmonton Ellerslie, Rod Loyola, the one millionth student was announced.
Devon Koroll is 24 years old and works with JKR Excavating in Black Diamond. Devon recently enrolled in four ACSA courses: our Principles of Health & Safety Management; Auditor Training Program; Leadership for Safety Excellence; and the newly revised Legislation Awareness Course.
We wish Devon all the very best with his training in safety and look forward to the important contribution he is sure to make to our industry.
Past members of the ACSA Executive and Board were also honoured at the event, recognizing them for their contribution to the association and helping it reach the leadership position it now holds today.
ACSA Chair Steve King said he was proud to be part of this safety community and is eager to see what more the ACSA can do for the industry as we move forward together. But, that in order to move to a prosperous future, we must appreciate our past.
“I am honoured to acknowledge the following gentlemen here today, who helped build the foundations of the ACSA, from which we have been able to continue to grow,” he said.
Those in attendance to receive a commemorative pin included Art Gould, Herman Bruin and Richard Oster.