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SPARK: Information Webinar

Date: Thursday Mar 30, 2023
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Online

Join us for a free webinar where Jesse Adams President and Founder of Ember Experience will share insights about the evolving municipal work environment and introduce SPARK. A product designed to support Alberta municipalities as they work to implement strategies, tools and resources for building psychologically safe workplaces.

Attendees of this session will:

  • Learn about the shifts to municipal work environment, leadership approaches and employee expectations.
  • Understand what the SPARK program is and how it can help their workplace.
  • Be able to ask questions about SPARK and other workplace challenges related to the employee experience.

Presented by AMHSA & the Ember Experience

Date: March 30, 2023

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

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Member Access to CSA Standards: How To Webinar

Date: Monday Mar 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Online

Member Access to CSA Standards: How To Webinar

AMHSA is partnering with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to provide municipal members with no-cost access to a collection of 26 CSA standards (via the CSA OnDemand Program) and discounts for CSA training and resources (CSA Association Program).

Join us for an overview of the program and a CSA-led tutorial on accessing the standards and setting up your account. Note that this session will not include an overview of the standards themselves or changes to the Alberta OHS Code.

Please note that access to this program is restricted to AMHSA municipal members (cities, towns, counties, municipal districts, villages). Registrations will be manually approved before you will receive your participant link. Please register with a municipal email address to expedite this process.

Email us at [email protected], attn: Carla for questions or additional details.

Presented by AMHSA

Date: March 20, 2023

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

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Supervisor’s Role Focus Groups (Towns & Villages)

Date: Friday Mar 17, 2023
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Online

AMHSA is rebuilding the Supervisor’s Role course from the ground up, and we want your input!

This course, available in both instructor-led and eLearning formats, is a cornerstone of our health and safety leadership training because we recognize the critical role that supervisors play in keeping your organizations healthy and safe. We also recognize that the field of health and safety has evolved in the last few years, and we want to reflect that evolution in our training. This revision will bring a greater focus on psychosocial health and safety, update the content to reflect current industry standards, and offer engaging content that meets current best practices in adult learning. The primary purpose of this revision is to ensure that this course meets your needs.

If you’re involved in health and safety leadership in your organization, either directly or in a planning and support capacity, we want to hear from you.

We are hosting three initial focus groups for Cities, MDs & Counties, Towns & Villages, and HR Representatives. The goal of these focus groups will be to conduct needs analyses in each of these three core audiences. This needs analysis will form the foundation for the revision plan. Participants in these focus groups will be invited to offer feedback as the revision develops, helping guide the creation of learning objectives, activities, and content.

If you are unable to make these times but interested in being part of the process, please email [email protected].

Presented by AMHSA

Date: March 14, 2023

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention - Developing an Office Ergonomics Program

Date: Thursday Mar 16, 2023
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Online

Do you have an office ergonomics program?  Do you need an office ergonomics program?  Where do I start?  If these are questions you are asking yourself, you need to plan to attend this session!  A review of the components of an office ergonomics program, as well as some tips on how to work towards creating an office ergonomics program will be presented. 

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify the components of an office ergonomics program.
  • Attendees will be able to understand the value of having furniture standards and standardized technology equipment.
  • Attendees will be able to identify who should be involved in the program development.
  • Attendees will be able to understand the value of having a formal office ergonomics program.

Take aways

  • Checklist for screening ergonomics program
  • Guidance to scale program up/down depending on municipality needs/size
  • Knowledge of how furniture adjustability features can optimize awkward postures
  • Able to identify equipment that could be used to reduce awkward postures

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: March 16, 2023

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

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SPARK: Information Webinar

Date: Thursday Mar 16, 2023
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location: Online

Join us for a free webinar where Jesse Adams President and Founder of Ember Experience will share insights about the evolving municipal work environment and introduce SPARK. A product designed to support Alberta municipalities as they work to implement strategies, tools and resources for building psychologically safe workplaces.

Attendees of this session will:

  • Learn about the shifts to municipal work environment, leadership approaches and employee expectations.
  • Understand what the SPARK program is and how it can help their workplace.
  • Be able to ask questions about SPARK and other workplace challenges related to the employee experience.

Presented by AMHSA & the Ember Experience

Date: March 16, 2023

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm

Visit our Website or Register Now

Supervisor’s Role Focus Groups (HR Representatives)

Date: Wednesday Mar 15, 2023
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Online

AMHSA is rebuilding the Supervisor’s Role course from the ground up, and we want your input!

This course, available in both instructor-led and eLearning formats, is a cornerstone of our health and safety leadership training because we recognize the critical role that supervisors play in keeping your organizations healthy and safe. We also recognize that the field of health and safety has evolved in the last few years, and we want to reflect that evolution in our training. This revision will bring a greater focus on psychosocial health and safety, update the content to reflect current industry standards, and offer engaging content that meets current best practices in adult learning. The primary purpose of this revision is to ensure that this course meets your needs.

If you’re involved in health and safety leadership in your organization, either directly or in a planning and support capacity, we want to hear from you.

We are hosting three initial focus groups for Cities, MDs & Counties, Towns & Villages, and HR Representatives. The goal of these focus groups will be to conduct needs analyses in each of these three core audiences. This needs analysis will form the foundation for the revision plan. Participants in these focus groups will be invited to offer feedback as the revision develops, helping guide the creation of learning objectives, activities, and content.

If you are unable to make these times but interested in being part of the process, please email [email protected].

Presented by AMHSA

Date: March 14, 2023

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Register Now

Supervisor’s Role Focus Groups (Cities)

Date: Tuesday Mar 14, 2023
Time: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Online

AMHSA is rebuilding the Supervisor’s Role course from the ground up, and we want your input!

This course, available in both instructor-led and eLearning formats, is a cornerstone of our health and safety leadership training because we recognize the critical role that supervisors play in keeping your organizations healthy and safe. We also recognize that the field of health and safety has evolved in the last few years, and we want to reflect that evolution in our training. This revision will bring a greater focus on psychosocial health and safety, update the content to reflect current industry standards, and offer engaging content that meets current best practices in adult learning. The primary purpose of this revision is to ensure that this course meets your needs.

If you’re involved in health and safety leadership in your organization, either directly or in a planning and support capacity, we want to hear from you.

We are hosting three initial focus groups for Cities, MDs & Counties, Towns & Villages, and HR Representatives. The goal of these focus groups will be to conduct needs analyses in each of these three core audiences. This needs analysis will form the foundation for the revision plan. Participants in these focus groups will be invited to offer feedback as the revision develops, helping guide the creation of learning objectives, activities, and content.

If you are unable to make these times but interested in being part of the process, please email [email protected].

Presented by AMHSA

Date: March 14, 2023

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

Register Now

Supervisor’s Role Focus Groups (MDs & Counties)

Date: Tuesday Mar 14, 2023
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm
Location: Online

AMHSA is rebuilding the Supervisor’s Role course from the ground up, and we want your input!

This course, available in both instructor-led and eLearning formats, is a cornerstone of our health and safety leadership training because we recognize the critical role that supervisors play in keeping your organizations healthy and safe. We also recognize that the field of health and safety has evolved in the last few years, and we want to reflect that evolution in our training. This revision will bring a greater focus on psychosocial health and safety, update the content to reflect current industry standards, and offer engaging content that meets current best practices in adult learning. The primary purpose of this revision is to ensure that this course meets your needs.

If you’re involved in health and safety leadership in your organization, either directly or in a planning and support capacity, we want to hear from you.

We are hosting three initial focus groups for Cities, MDs & Counties, Towns & Villages, and HR Representatives. The goal of these focus groups will be to conduct needs analyses in each of these three core audiences. This needs analysis will form the foundation for the revision plan. Participants in these focus groups will be invited to offer feedback as the revision develops, helping guide the creation of learning objectives, activities, and content.

If you are unable to make these times but interested in being part of the process, please email [email protected].

Presented by AMHSA

Date: March 14, 2023

Time: 9:00-10:30 am

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AWWOA 48th Annual Operators Seminar

AWWOA 48th Annual Operators Seminar

Date: Monday Mar 13, 2023 - Friday Mar 17, 2023
Location: Banff, AB

AWWOA’s Annual Operators Seminar will be held March 13-17, 2023 in Banff, Alberta.

Registration is now open. Visit AWWOA.ca for details.

Submissions are now being accepted for presentations in all areas of water and wastewater. Deadline to apply is December 9, 2022. Click here for more information.

Webinar - Prepping for Change: Updates to Noise Exposure Legislation

Date: Thursday Mar 09, 2023
Time: 11:00-12:00
Location: Online

Prepping for Change: Updates to Noise Exposure Legislation

This free webinar session aims to help health and safety professionals prepare for upcoming changes to Alberta’s OHS Code, Part 16 - Noise Exposure, effective March 31, 2023. Our experts will review what’s new and provide suggestions for addressing changing requirements. The webinar will be led by EHS Partnerships which consist of a team of occupational hygienists with extensive experience in noise assessments and control. 

The major changes to Part 16 - Noise Exposure include:

  • Updates to technical standards and terminology;
  • Reduced threshold level for conducting noise exposure assessments;
  • New requirement for fit testing of hearing protection.

For a copy of the presentation, click here.

Presented by AMHSA & EHS Partnerships

Date: March 9, 2023

Time: 11:00-12:00 pm

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Working Stronger: Workplace Mental Health Conference

Date: Tuesday Mar 07, 2023 - Wednesday Mar 08, 2023
Time: 9:00 am
Location: 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB

As Alberta’s workplace mental health conference, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division’s Working Stronger conference is two days of immersive workshops, empowering keynotes and inspiring stories designed to create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.

TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE A HEALTHIER AND MORE INCLUSIVE FUTURE FOR ALL WORKERS.

Visit https://workingstronger.cmha.ca/conference/ for more details or to register.

Upcoming News & Events

International Women’s Day

Date: March 08, 2024
Location: Online

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It’s a global day to recognize and celebrate women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It’s also a time to raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work remaining to be done.

Source: International Women’s Day

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Date: March 11, 2024 - March 15, 2024
Location: Online

 What is Neurodiversity Celebration Week?
 
Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organisations with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual.

Source: Neurodiversity Celebration Week

RMA Spring Conference

Date: March 18, 2024 - March 20, 2024
Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

More details coming soon, visit https://rmalberta.com/events-programs/rma-conventions/ 

Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Job Demands Assessments and Psychosocial Demands

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Online

If you are involved with claims management, returning injured employees to work, completing hazard identification, or reducing workplace injury risk, you have probably heard of a Job Demands Assessment (JDA); sometimes known as a Physical Demands Assessment (PDA), Physical Demands Description (PDD) or Physical and Cognitive Demands Assessment (PCDA). This session will explain what a JDA is, what information is contained in a JDA and who should write a JDA. Lastly, this session reviews how JDAs can be used by multiple business units within an organization.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

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