The ACSA regularly interacts with employers and employees in construction through our eight Regional Safety Committees (RSCs), located in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lakeland (Lloydminster), Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Parkland (Red Deer), Wood Buffalo (Ft. McMurray).
They are comprised of representatives from construction and trades associations, along with worker members and are tasked with developing and delivering safety initiatives to spread awareness, provide training opportunities and fundraise within local communities.
- Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee: The Grande Prairie RSC met on October 20th to vote in their new Committee Executive for the remainder of 2016 and 2017. Congratulations to the following people for their election to the Executive:
- Tanya Jacques – Chair
- Leah-Ann Maybee – Vice Chair
- Carmen Lemay – Secretary
- Linda Gerlitz – Treasurer
Thank-you to the past Chair, Leah-Ann Maybee for your contribution throughout 2016, it was greatly appreciated by all. The next Grande Prairie RSC meeting will be held on December 13, 2016. If you’re working in construction safety and would like to attend the next meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lakeland Regional Safety Committee: The Lakeland Regional Safety Conference and Trade Show was held in Lloydminster on Thursday, November 24th, attracting people from the health and safety profession from the region and beyond.ACSA’s own Ryan Davis presented on the NCSO and HSA designations, as well as providing useful information on how health and safety practitioners can develop within their profession. Thank you to the Lakeland RSC and the Lloydminster Construction Association for having us along for the day and inviting us to present. We really appreciated the chance to meet with your local community of safety leaders.
- Parkland Regional Safety Committee: Your ACSA and the Parkland RSC had a great time at the CSSE’s Central Alberta Safety Symposium in Red Deer on November 25th, sharing a table in the tradeshow hall and getting to meet new people from the local safety community.The one-day Safety Symposium helped to promote continuing education and tips for improving communication, and provided delegates with unique networking opportunities in the tradeshow hall.With over 60 registered delegates and 15 tradeshow booths, the event was a great success. Well done to the CSSE and Treena Dixon from the Parkland RSC on coordinating a valuable local event for our industry.