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Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness: Identifying Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards

Date: Tuesday Mar 26, 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 who will highlight known and overlooked slip, trip, and fall hazards in the aquatic pool working environment. The subject matter expert will support you in strategizing how to start or enhance your existing fall protection program and how to identify hazards before selecting fall protection solutions. Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter expert.

  • Identify known slip, trip, and fall hazards and their contributing factors.
  • Learn to create a strategy to identify slip, trip, and fall hazards.
  • Create awareness of slip, trip, all fall hazards specific to work parties/departments.
  • Review Alberta occupational health and safety legislation - specifically, hazard assessment [AB OHS Code 7(1)], and Fall Protection – General Protection [AB OHS Code139(1)].

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

Presented by AMHSA & High Engineering

Date: March 26, 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].

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

Date: Wednesday Mar 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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RMA Spring Conference

Date: Monday Mar 18, 2024 - Wednesday Mar 20, 2024
Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

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

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Date: Monday Mar 11, 2024 - Friday Mar 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

International Women’s Day

Date: Friday Mar 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

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: MSI Prevention for Facilities, Parks, and Recreation Facility Employees

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Location: Online

Facilities, parks, and recreation employees face different ergonomics challenges. In this webinar, Annie Barnwell of EWI Works will walk us through the challenges faced by recreation employees and discuss strategies for assessment, control, and prevention of musculoskeletal injury.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: April 18, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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AARFP Conference & Trade Show

Date: April 21, 2024 - April 24, 2024
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta

The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel (AARFP) is delighted to host the 45th Annual Conference and Trade Show, The Bridge To Recreation.

Recreation is more important than ever, the role it plays in the lives of individuals, communities and its ability to bridge the differences between people, cultures and communities. What better way than to build upon the current skills and tools you have, then through a conference of like-minded individuals who are also looking to connect and learn. This year’s conference program gives you the opportunity to learn and share from others who face similar challenges, successes, as well as learn from the experts who have bridged the gaps.

With over 30 education sessions, numerous tradeshow exhibitors, inspiring keynote speakers and opportunities to network. Recreation professionals will take away information that will help them bridge the gaps in recreation, collaborate with community members and inspire positive changes.  

The conference will be held in Lethbridge, AB on April 21-24, 2024, with attendance by 250-300 delegates in recreation operations from all over Alberta and a few from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories.

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National Day of Mourning

Date: April 28, 2024
Location: Canada

The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths.

For more information, visit https://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/ 

Aquatic Health and Safety Awareness: Types of Fall Protection, Including Guardrails

Date: April 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 when a fall protection plan and fall protection training are required. The subject matter expert will also discuss the hierarchy of controls specific for fall protection, and the types of systems, such as guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, and control zones. This general understanding is fundamental before creating a fall protection plan and implementing its systems.  Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter expert.

  • Review when fall protection is required.
  • Outline the hierarchy of controls specific for slips, trips, and falls.
  • Identify the types of systems involved in the fall protection plan, such as: guardrails, travel restraint, fall arrest, and control zones.
  • Review Alberta OHS legislation - specifically, water danger [AB OHS Code 157], Fall Protection Plan [AB OHS Code140(1)], Instruction of workers [AB OHS Code141(1) and 141(3)], and fall protection hierarchy [AB OHS Code139(3) to 13(8)].

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

Presented by AMHSA & High Engineering

Date: April 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].