June 2024 Newsletter

In this edition of AMHSA’s Monthly OHS News

AMHSA Updates

Force: A Leading Risk Factor of Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)

Are you fully informed about the potential impact of force on your workplace’s Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) claim rates? Join us for an insightful webinar that delves into the often overlooked yet crucial aspect of Force as a leading risk factor for MSIs. 

This webinar is hosted by AMHSA, and facilitated by Donald MacDonald, the COO of EWI Works International Ltd, and a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist, will bring to light the prevalence of force in contributing to MSI claims, accompanied by relevant examples that will resonate with you. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how force can significantly impact the well-being of your workforce and what measures can be taken to address this critical issue.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will equip themselves with the knowledge and tools necessary to identify and evaluate force within their workplace environment. With the learning objectives focused on understanding the prevalence of force as a risk factor for developing MSIs, recognizing warning signs when force becomes a concern, and discovering evaluation tools to assess force levels, participants will be empowered to proactively mitigate risks and safeguard the health and safety of their employees. Be prepared to take away valuable insights on primary risk factors for developing MSIs, where to initiate inspections for force-related hazards within your organization, and the resources available to aid in this endeavor.

The webinar agenda promises an informative session, covering critical topics such as a review of AMHSA MSI incident data, identifying risk factors for MSIs, real-life examples illustrating force as a significant risk factor, and practical tools like Job Demand Analysis to pinpoint areas of concern. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of force as a potential hazard in the workplace and arm yourself with the expertise needed to create a safer and healthier work environment for your team. Register now to secure your spot in this enlightening webinar and take the first step towards fostering a culture of safety and well-being within your organization.

Force - A Leading Risk Factor of MSI
June 20, 2024 (1:00 - 2:00 pm)

Register Now

Program News

Psychological Health and Safety eLearning Certificate

AMHSA is proud to introduce a new Psychological Health & Safety e-Learning Certificate Program for leaders and employees, designed specifically to meet the demands of today’s increasingly complex workplace environment. This modular e-Learning program was developed with our strategic partner, Dr. Joti Samra and her team from MyWorkplaceHealth, and replaces AMHSA’s Psychological Health and Safety Facilitators Program.

Aquatics Health & Safety Awareness Campaign

AMHSA’s Aquatics Health & Safety Awareness campaign is designed to raise awareness of slips, trips, and falls for those working in and around pools. 

If you missed our last webinar, Fall Protection Plan and Systems Implementation, watch now on Youtube!

Upcoming Training

Rural First Responder Mental Health Support

First responders are subjected to upsetting, disturbing, difficult and sometimes traumatic incidents on a regular basis. That’s why a FREE, comprehensive, evidence-based mental health services program is available to fire and rescue, paramedics, emergency health care workers and police services personnel working in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in Alberta.

Register now for one of our upcoming virtual sessions or contact us to arrange in-person or virtual sessions for your team.

Upcoming open virtual courses:

  • July 9 & 10
  • September 10 & 11

For all open courses, day 1 runs from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, day 2 runs from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Register Now

Upcoming Training

View our course calendar for upcoming open courses or visit our eLearning store for self-paced training. View our course list to see training options and contact us to schedule learning events, or to be placed on a waitlist for upcoming open training opportunities.

Register online or contact us at [email protected] / 587-952-2268 for more information. For auditor training, contact [email protected].

Audit Refresher - Sept. 26, Oct. 10

Contractor HSMS (full day) - June 10

Health & Safety Auditing
Sept. 17-18, Oct. 16-17

Health & Safety Committee (HSC) & Health & Safety Representative (HSR) - Jun. 11

Health & Safety Management Systems
Sept. 4-5, Oct. 1-2

Leadership for Safety Excellence
Sept. 12-13

Partner News

Canadian Standards Association

AMHSA has partnered with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to provide discounts on training, resources, and supplementary materials.

2024 Standards Access

AMHSA’s municipal members may also request access to a custom collection of standards available at no-cost.

Did you participate in the 2023 CSA standards program? Contact us for your 2024 code to maintain your access.

Government of Alberta OHS News

The Government of Alberta has posted new or updated resources and events.

WCB-Alberta News

WCB-Alberta has added a new feature to the employer mobile app to give you the flexibility to pick a payment schedule that suits your business needs.

You can select a payment schedule ranging from bi-monthly to annually, or select a monthly payment option when you sign up for pre-authorized debit.

To get started, click the Make payment icon in the app and select Change payment schedule. Choose a schedule option that meets your needs.

If you haven’t already tried the myWCB employer app, now’s the perfect time! The app is designed for employers like you who are always on the move. Whether you’re busy running your small business or regularly away from the office for client meetings, you can easily manage your account from your phone. The app is a convenient on-the-go tool where you can make payments, check clearances, report an injury, stay up to date on current claims, and so much more.

Download the app today to get started. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

WCB Annual General Meeting

WCB’s Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on June 6, 2024. Click here to register.

WCB Policy News

Policy 04-04 - definition of permanent total disability (PTD) - Consultation is open until July 8, 2024.

ITF Association

The newest edition of the ITF Association newsletter is now available.

ECO Canada

All online training at ECO Canada is now 15% off for AMHSA members! Use code AMHSA15 until July 31, 2024.

Click here for details or visit eco.ca.

Upcoming Events

National Indigenous History Month - June 2024

15th Annual Kelly Lamrock Memorial Golf Tournament (City of Leduc), Jun. 11, 2024

LGAA Conference, Jun. 19-21, 2024

National Injury Prevention Day, Jul. 5, 2024

HSPC Conference, Jul. 15-17, 2024

AB Municipalities Conference, Sep. 25-27, 2024

Orange Shirt Day / National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Sep. 30, 2024

Global Ergonomics Month - Oct. 2024

Healthy Workplaces Month - Oct. 2024

CPHR-Alberta Conference, Oct. 1-2, 2024

Western Cities HR Conference, Oct. 8-11, 2024

RMA Fall 2024 Convention, Nov. 4-7, 2024