Certification Programs

AMHSA Certificates of Achievement

AMHSA recognizes that a number of municipal employees have extensive training in the field of health and safety and deserve recognition. We also know that employees and municipalities need guidance in selecting the appropriate training for staff depending on their role within the municipal health and safety program. To address these issues, AMHSA is pleased to offer the following designations:

  • Recognized Municipal Health and Safety Advisor
  • Municipal Supervisor in Health and Safety
  • Municipal Joint Health and Safety Committee Representative

Each of these designations is described below, including the courses required to achieve the certificate. Please note that training must be completed within three years to achieve these certificates - if you are having difficulty finding the courses you require in your area, please feel free to contact us at safety@amhsa.net or 1.877.537.9063  for assistance.

When you have attended all of the required courses for a certification, please call 587.952.2268 or 1.877.537.9063, or email safety@amhsa.net.

MUNICIPAL SUPERVISOR IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

This certification indicates that the participant has a basic understanding of the supervisor’s responsibilities for health and safety.

Compulsory Courses:

  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control
  • Formal Workplace Inspections
  • Supervisor’s Role
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention (Industrial or Office Ergonomics modules)

MUNICIPAL JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

Joint Health and Safety Committee members are often expected to assist in the development and implementation of the municipality’s health and safety program. Specific activities that they may participate in include performing formal inspections and investigating incidents (or reviewing incident reports). 

Compulsory Courses:

  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control
  • Formal Workplace Inspections

Recognized Municipal Health and Safety Advisor

This certification is intended for municipal employees who take a lead role in coordinating the development,  implementation, and/or review of the municipality’s health and safety management system. This could include the municipality’s certified peer auditors, among others. To achieve this designation, participants must take 10 compulsory courses and 2 electives:

Compulsory Courses:

  • Health and Safety Management Systems
  • WCB’s Return to Work Seminar (formerly Disability Management)
  • Prime Contractor
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Ground Disturbance, Trenching, and Excavation Safety
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention (Industrial or Office Ergonomics modules)
  • Health and Safety Auditing
  • WHMIS: Train-the-Trainer
  • Orientation: Train-the-Trainer
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence*

*Leadership for Safety Excellence consists of 4 modules: Supervisor’s Role; Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control; Formal Inspections; and Accident/Incident Investigation. Each module is a half-day course.

Elective Courses - any two are required

  • Flag Person: Train-the-Trainer
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Defensive Driving OR online Defensive Driving - 3 Demerit Reduction Program course
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Operator Safety - ATV
  • Operator Safety - Road Grader
  • Operator Safety - Front End Loader
  • Operator Safety - Backhoe/Loader
  • Operator Safety - Skid Steer Loader
  • Operator Safety - Plow Truck Sander
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