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Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness: Fall Protection Plan and Systems Implementation

Date: Thursday May 30, 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Online

The Aquatics Health and Safety Awareness campaign is designed to raise awareness of occupational health and safety concerns for those working in and around aquatic facilities, and to provide free and accessible resources to workers (including vulnerable/new/young workers), supervisors, pool facility operators, and organizations. The webinars are no cost, open to all attendees, and will be recorded and made available following the event.

This 45-minute webinar is presented by a fall protection engineering expert that will review the types of system in a fall protection plan, discuss the limitations of each system, and how to address the limitations to support building and implementing an effective fall protection plan. This discussion includes understanding the requirements of anchoring points, and providing examples of anchors commonly found in the aquatic pool working environment. Strategies of how to select fall protection systems will be presented including questions to ask the equipment manufacturer and the contractor installing the anchor points, prior to purchasing the equipment or service.

Understanding the elements to develop an effective fall protection plan and implementing it, is vital to protecting workers at fall hazards.

Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter expert.

  • Overview of parts a fall protection plan.
  • Know the parts of a fall protection system.
  • Classification of system limitations in: guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, and control zones.
  • Implement a fall protection system(s) and plan.
  • Differentiate anchor point requirements from common anchor points found in the aquatic pool working environment.
  • Formulate questions to ask manufactures or training providers prior to purchasing services or equipment.  
  • Review Alberta OHS legislation - specifically, anchoring strength [AB OHS Code 152].

Visit our Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness Website for additional resources, including safety talks and information posters.

Presented by AMHSA & High Engineering

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (MST)

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When registering, you’ll have the option to select individual webinars or register for all three. To register multiple attendees at once, we have a bulk registration spreadsheet that can be filled out and returned to [email protected].

Alberta Cities Safety Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: TBA

Join us May 28 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for the spring ACSC meeting. The meeting will be presented in hybrid format, with options to attend online or in-person. 

Host: TBA

Contact Shannon Thomas for details.

Alberta Fire Chiefs Conference & Tradeshow

Date: Sunday May 26, 2024 - Wednesday May 29, 2024
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The 77th Annual Conference and Trade Show, will be from Sunday, May 26 to Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park | Calgary Stampede and the Hotel Arts, Calgary.

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Office Ergonomics and Remote Work

Date: Thursday May 23, 2024
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Online

Do you experience discomfort when you work in your office? Are you unsure of how to set up your office best, to be safe and productive? We will discuss methods for identifying risk factors and strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injury risk in the office. Set up tips for both a traditional and home office will be provided for the; chair, keyboard, mouse, monitor and other items.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: May 23, 2024
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

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2024 Virtual Annual General Meeting

Date: Friday May 10, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

We invite you to attend the upcoming VIRTUAL Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM via Zoom. The AGM is an opportunity for members to provide input on AMHSA’s future goals, engage with our Board of Directors and leadership, and to vote on resolutions (as defined in the Societies Act RSA 2000, S-14).

In order to ensure we can provide comprehensive information during the AGM; we encourage you to submit any questions in advance. Voting delegate forms and any resolutions for consideration must be submitted by Monday, May 6, 2024.

For more information regarding registration and voting eligibility, or to submit questions, voting forms, or resolutions, please visit http://amhsa.net/2024agm or contact us: [email protected] | 587-952-2268 | 1-800-267-9764

Who can attend?

All AMHSA members are welcome to attend. Voting, motions and seconding are reserved for the authorized voting delegates of regular members. Questions are welcome from all members.

Who is a regular member?

A regular member includes any municipality which is a corporation pursuant to the laws of the Province of Alberta and holds a valid Workers’ Compensation Board account.

Who can vote?

Voting delegates who are authorized to vote on behalf of their municipality, and who have submitted their signed authorization form, are eligible to vote, motion, and second.

How do I vote?

Each regular member shall be entitled to one vote on every matter properly put before members at a meeting for a vote. Voting will be done by Zoom poll for virtual attendees.

NAOSH Week

Date: Monday May 06, 2024 - Saturday May 11, 2024
Location: Canada

Find tools to help you plan and promote your Safety and Health Week events. Combine with organization-wide involvement, support and enthusiasm for your keys to success. 

Visit https://www.safetyandhealthweek.ca/english/ for more

Alberta Health & Safety Conference

Date: Wednesday May 01, 2024 - Thursday May 02, 2024
Location: Feltham Centre, NAIT, Edmonton, AB

The Health & Safety Conference Society of Alberta (HSCSA) is excited to announce the dates of their upcoming 2024 conference: Wednesday, May 1 & Thursday, May 2, 2024 at the Feltham Centre (CAT) at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta.

Watch https://hsconference.ca/ for details.

Upcoming News & Events

Alberta Fire Chiefs Conference & Tradeshow

Date: May 26, 2024 - May 29, 2024
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The 77th Annual Conference and Trade Show, will be from Sunday, May 26 to Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park | Calgary Stampede and the Hotel Arts, Calgary.

Website

Alberta Cities Safety Council Meeting

Date: May 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: TBA

Join us May 28 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for the spring ACSC meeting. The meeting will be presented in hybrid format, with options to attend online or in-person. 

Host: TBA

Contact Shannon Thomas for details.

Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness: Fall Protection Plan and Systems Implementation

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Online

The Aquatics Health and Safety Awareness campaign is designed to raise awareness of occupational health and safety concerns for those working in and around aquatic facilities, and to provide free and accessible resources to workers (including vulnerable/new/young workers), supervisors, pool facility operators, and organizations. The webinars are no cost, open to all attendees, and will be recorded and made available following the event.

This 45-minute webinar is presented by a fall protection engineering expert that will review the types of system in a fall protection plan, discuss the limitations of each system, and how to address the limitations to support building and implementing an effective fall protection plan. This discussion includes understanding the requirements of anchoring points, and providing examples of anchors commonly found in the aquatic pool working environment. Strategies of how to select fall protection systems will be presented including questions to ask the equipment manufacturer and the contractor installing the anchor points, prior to purchasing the equipment or service.

Understanding the elements to develop an effective fall protection plan and implementing it, is vital to protecting workers at fall hazards.

Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter expert.

  • Overview of parts a fall protection plan.
  • Know the parts of a fall protection system.
  • Classification of system limitations in: guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, and control zones.
  • Implement a fall protection system(s) and plan.
  • Differentiate anchor point requirements from common anchor points found in the aquatic pool working environment.
  • Formulate questions to ask manufactures or training providers prior to purchasing services or equipment.  
  • Review Alberta OHS legislation - specifically, anchoring strength [AB OHS Code 152].

Visit our Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness Website for additional resources, including safety talks and information posters.

Presented by AMHSA & High Engineering

Date: May 30, 2024
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 (MST)

REGISTER NOW

When registering, you’ll have the option to select individual webinars or register for all three. To register multiple attendees at once, we have a bulk registration spreadsheet that can be filled out and returned to [email protected].

LGAA Conference & Trade Show

Date: June 19, 2024 - June 21, 2024
Location: Canmore, Alberta

LGAA invites municipal administrative leaders and professionals of all levels and backgrounds to attend thr 2024 Conference and Trade Show on June 19-21 in the beautiful mountain setting of Canmore, Alberta.

Building off of the momentum of last year’s conference, they are excited to continue to offer delegates a robust educational program and plenty of opportunities to build relationships, grow your network, and learn from your municipal colleagues from around Alberta.

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