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Safety Snap Shots April 2018

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The Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Annual Convention and Trade show is fast approaching.  

 

Please be sure to attend AHSA Annual General Meeting scheduled to convene on April 15, 2018 immediately following the Annual General Meeting of the AHLA.

 

AHSA has once again sponsored the Sunshine Breakfast, where we will be providing a brief presentation on the new Occupational Health and Safety Act

that is set to be in force June 01, 2018.

We also have a fantastic speaker lined up to talk about Personal Stress Management.   

 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Bill 30 and changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

 

Impending changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act impacts all employers in the province of Alberta. While the impacts may be perceived as daunting, AHSA is here to help.  We are your resource to training and education on how to improve your Health and Safety programs.

 

While it is EVERYONE’s responsibility in the workplace to follow occupational health and safety legislation, the employer themselves have the greatest obligation in ensuring this.   

 

Highlights of some OHS changes can be found on our website.

 

ASHA will be scheduling training sessions on Bill 30 shortly.  Invites will sent out to the membership indicating when and where.

 

If you are interested in hosting a sessions, please contact our office. 

 

 

Upcoming Training

 

Whether you looking to build your health and safety management program or simply wanting to learn more about occupational health and safety for your workplace, the AHSA is here to help.

 

Please visit our website to register for upcoming training opportunities. Spaces are still available in the following sessions:

 

Banff

April 24, 2018 - Incident Reporting and Investigation

April 24, 2018 - Emergency Response Planning

 

Calgary

April 26, 2018 - Incident Reporting and Investigation

April 26, 2018 - Emergency Response Planning

 

Edmonton

April 24, 2018 - Incident Reporting and Investigation

April 24, 2018 - Emergency Response Planning
May 01, 2018 - St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid (CPR A & AED) (Full Day)

May 02 -03, 2018 - St John Ambulance First Aid (CPR C & AED) (2 Full Days)

 

 
 

 

AHSA recognizes the importance and significance of April 28, 2018 as the National Day of Mourning. It is a day dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy.

 

As indicated on the CCHOS website, “The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us that in 2016, 905 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada. Among those dead were 6 young workers aged 15-19; and another 20 workers aged 20-24. Add to these fatalities the 241,508 claims accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease, including 29,588 from workers aged 15-24, and the fact that these statistics only include what is reported and accepted by the compensation boards, and it is safe to say that the total number of workers impacted is even higher.

What these numbers don’t show is just how many people are directly affected by these workplace tragedies. Each worker death impacts the loved ones, families, friends and coworkers they leave behind, changing all of their lives forever.”

 

On April 28th the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers will observe Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some light candles, lay wreaths, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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