Achieving Your Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) Designation

The primary objective of the Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) program is to provide entry-level safety training for an administrator of a health and safety system who does not have a minimum of three years construction field experience or who is working towards three years of experience.

If you have construction experience, please refer to the information pertaining to the NCSO designation.

The HSA designation indicates that the participant has knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles. You will find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage.

To register in the HSA program, submit the HSA application form via e-mail: hsa@youracsa.ca.

Your Career as an HSA

Watch this video to learn from our community of safety practitioners what it means to earn your designation from the Alberta Construction Safety Association, and how a career as a safety leader makes an impact on the lives of construction workers everywhere. You will find more detailed information in the Downloads section of this webpage.

 

 HSA Program Outline

Compulsory Courses (11) Elective Courses (any 2)*
 
  • Alberta Legislation Awareness
  • Auditor Training Program (NCSO™ registrants must achieve Certified Auditor or Peer Auditor Certification)
  • Communication & Ethics for the Safety Leader
  • Construction Safety Administration
  • Contractor Management
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE)
  • Principles of Health & Safety Management
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 Train-the-Trainer
  • Worksite Investigation Basics
  • An industry safety orientation (any one of the following):
    • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) 2020
    • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
    • Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS)
  • Standard First Aid*, Mental Health First Aid**, or Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace**
 
  • Alcohol & Drugs: Worksite Guidelines – Coming soon
  • Defensive Driving – 3 Demerits
  • Field Level Supervisor Training Program
  • Ground Disturbance 201
  • Flagger Train-the-Trainer
  • Hazard Management
  • Health and Safety Committees and Representatives (HSCR)
  • Scaffolding Awareness
  • Working Around Powered Mobile Equipment – Coming soon

 

*Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry and Monitor will continue to be accepted as electives if accredited by ESC/OSSA.

Please note that previously completed in-classroom ACSA courses will be accepted.

New courses are being added and some existing courses are being revised, so please refer back to this page for updates.

To register in the HSA program, submit the HSA application form via e-mail: hsa@youracsa.ca.
Revised: March 25, 2021