AMHSA Webinar Series

AMHSA offers regular live webinars on a variety of health and safety related topics. Webinars are offered via Zoom and are presented by a team of staff, subject matter experts, and sponsors.  To suggest a topic or sponsor a webinar, contact us.

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Upcoming Webinars

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

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

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: MSI Prevention for Facilities, Parks, and Recreation Facility Employees

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

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)

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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: Office Ergonomics and Remote Work

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

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].

Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Proper Set-up for Driving and Operating Heavy Equipment

Anyone who spends significant time driving, or operating heavy equipment will benefit from learning about all the items within a vehicle that should be adjusted by the operator. This session will also discuss other health and comfort strategies such as how often to get up and move during the day. Front line operators, as well as those involved in purchasing fleet vehicles will gain knowledge during this session.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Anthropometry - One Size Does NOT Fit All

Description TBD

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

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

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Dynamic Warm-up

While the dynamic warm-up is targeted to field workers, office employees would also benefit from this interactive presentation. This session begins with the importance of warming up the muscles before engaging in heavy work, along with tips on how to roll out the program, then a variety of dynamic movements are demonstrated to increase heart rate and muscle temperature to prepare the body for work. Participants are encouraged to complete the dynamic movements along with the facilitator.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: October 17, 2024
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Ergonomics in Cold Weather

Do you work partly of fully outdoors during winter months? Do you have staff that need to be productive while staying safe? Do you have an appropriate ergonomic set up for winter driving and snow removal?

In this webinar we will discuss appropriate winter tools to minimize ergonomic risks associated with working in winter conditions. We will help you identify MSI risks in winter conditions and give you time management strategies to adjust to the cold weather.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: November 19, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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Ergonomics Coaching & MSI Prevention: Ask an Expert - Addressing Commonly Asked Questions in 2024

This is an opportunity to ask your burning questions and help set your ergonomics resolutions for 2025. The professional Ergonomist will review some of the most common questions they have been answering for clients during 2024. Common questions include:

  • What are some challenges/advice for hybrid work?
  • Why can’t I get a Microsoft Sculpt keyboard, and what’s a good replacement?
  • Should I contact an Ergonomist before I order new equipment, or after I receive it?
  • I think I need an Ergonomist, but I have no idea where to start – HELP!

If you have questions for an Ergonomist, please submit them to [email protected] ahead of the webinar so they can be shared with the presenter ahead of time.

Visit our MSI Injury Reduction Website for resources.

Presented by AMHSA & EWI Works

Date: December 12, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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Video On Demand

To watch previously recorded webinars, visit our YouTube channel or click below.

CSA Standards Access - Presented by AMHSA & CSA

AMHSA is pleased to announce our association’s new agreement with CSA in order to provide 100 member organizations with complimentary access to a custom collection of 26 standards, available on the CSA Store. Please note that access is restricted to AMHSA municipal members only.

This webinar provides an overview of the program and how to access the collected standards. Email us at [email protected] or call 857-952-2268 to register in the program.

Effective Use of myWCB (May 3, 2022) - Presented by WCB-Alberta

Ergonomic Coaching & MSI Prevention (full playlist) - Presented by EWI Works

Join AMHSA and EWI Works for our monthly no-cost webinars on a variety of ergonomics and musculoskeletal injury (MSI) prevention topics. Register for one of our upcoming live sessions or click here to watch previous recordings. For additional resources, visit our injury prevention page for toolbox talks, posters, warm-up guides, and more!

Important H&S Committee Changes - Presented by AMHSA

Line of Fire for Municipalities - Presented by AMHSA & Devco

Maintaining Mental Fitness Season 3 - Presented by AMHSA, CSSE, and Alberta Municipalities

OHS Expert Panel and Q&A (Jan. 27, 2023)

This presentation provides an overview of the changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code coming into force on March 31, 2023. These changes include the alignment of the Code with other Canadian jurisdictions and the inclusion of harmonizing language, a reduction in duplication, and the adoption of best practices. The focus of the webinar will be on the changes that will have the most impact to stakeholders. Thank you to our guest panelists from the Government of Alberta and Bennett Jones LLP.

Prepping for Change: Updates to Noise Exposure Legislation (March 9, 2023) - Presented by AMHSA & EHS Partnerships

In this webinar, Glyn Jones of EHS Partnerships discusses the Alberta’s OHS Code legislative changes in Noise Exposure – Part 16 that are coming into effect on March 31, 2023. The presentation includes updates to technical standards and terminology, the reduced threshold for conducting noise exposure assessments, and new requirements for fit testing of hearing protection.

SPARK: Information Webinar - Presented by AMHSA & Ember Experience

Jesse Adams, President and Founder of Ember Experience, shares insights about the evolving municipal work environment and introduces SPARK - A product designed to support Alberta municipalities as they work to implement strategies, tools and resources for building psychologically safe workplaces. Visit https://sparkpsychological.ca/ for more.

Winter Ready - Presented by AMHSA

Winter Ready Leader - Presented by AMHSA & Devco (registration required)

Winter Ready All Employees - Presented by AMHSA & Devco (registration required) 

Page Updated: February 21, 2024