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Safety Snap Shots for April 2019

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Trade Show & Business Session

The AHSA would like to invite you to stop by our trade show booth on April 14 & 15 at the AHLA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show in Banff. Plus don’t miss our business session on April 15 at 3:15pm: Understanding Alberta’s New OH&S Rules,where AHSA’s Erica Blewett, will provide an overview of the new requirements around committees, representatives, and mandatory training courses.

 

Part 2: Work site H&S Committees/Representatives

The mandatory Part 2 training is in full swing and seminars are filling up quickly. To date the AHSA has held 15 seminars with more than 300 participants! More seminars are scheduled in various municipalities around Alberta. Upcoming seminars include:

  • April 26 - Canmore FULL
  • May 2 - Jasper
  • May 9 - Calgary ALMOST FULL
  • May 10 - Edmonton FULL
  • May 23 - Grande Prairie
  • May 24 - Peace River
  • May 27 - Lloydminster
  • June 14 -  Edmonton
  • June 17 - Edmonton

To register for an upcoming training seminar visit our website for locations and dates.

 

OHS Visits to Alberta Work Sites Continue

Numerous hotels from various areas of Alberta have reported OHS visits.  Some of the common information OHS Officers are asking for include:

  • Harassment & Violence Policy and Procedures
  • Health & Safety Committee Co-Chairs or Health & Safety Representatives certificate(s) of completion for Part 1: Health & Safety Committees and Representatives (available free online through CCOHS)
  • Hazard Assessments
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • SDS Sheets & proper PPE for chemicals
  • Proper number of certified First Aiders per shift

OHS Officers may ask these questions or different questions. If you receive a written order and are not sure how to proceed you can contact the AHSA for assistance.

 

First Aid Training Discount

Need to train more staff in First Aid? Not sure how many or what type of First Aiders are required at your property? Refer to the Occupational Health & Safety Legislation, Schedule 2, Table 6 for medium hazard work.
Did you know that St. John Ambulance offers special pricing available to AHSA members and associate members, their employees, and their employees’ family members. Members and Associate Members are eligible for a 20% discount on First Aid Kits and 15% discount on eligible First Aid Courses. For the discount code please visit the member benefits section on our website (must be logged in to view the discount code). 

 

 
Please note that the AHSA’s 3rd Annual Conference for Hospitality Health & Safety to take place on September 26 has been cancelled. 
 

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