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Take less than a half-hour out of your day to learn something new and valuable, and do it on your own schedule!  AHSA’s Webinars on Demand will cover a broad range of topics, and offer you free access to information you need to help manage occupational health and safety and your WCB claims.

Select from the titles below to access the first of our growing series of Webinars on Demand!


Talking it Out: resolving conflicts at work

Conflict at work can cause a lot of unnecessary stress in the workplace which affects productivity, worker morale, absenteeism and turnover.  This short webinar explores the impact of workplace conflict and offers some advice on how to deal with it. 

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Recommended for: supervisors and managers

Running time: 13 minutes


BULLIES AT WORK: a worker’s perspective

Bullying at work is more common than most people realize.  This short 13 minute webinar explores what constitutes workplace bullying, why people do it, what the effects are, and what to do if you are a target or you witness a bully in action at your property. 

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Recommended for: all levels of staff 

Running time: 13 minutes


WORKING ALONE

The hazards of working alone are specifically addressed through Alberta’s Working Alone Regulation under Part 28 of the Occupational Health & Safety Code.  This legislation was conceived in response to public concern for the thousands of Alberta workers who work by themselves, often in isolated environments or on late night shifts.  Many of these at risk employees work in the hospitality industry.  The Working Alone webinar-on-demand reviews the recommended best practices from the Working Alone Safely Guide, as they can be applied to hospitality industry workplaces. 

Before beginning this webinar, be sure to download the Working Alone Safely Guide When you are ready to  

Once you have a copy of the guide, click here to start the webinar.

Recommended for: Senior Managers, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, HR Managers and health and safety committee members 

Running time: 18 minutes


AUDIT PREPARATION

Anyone looking forward to a Certificate of Recognition audit by an external auditor, and not sure what they need to do to prepare will benefit from this 26 minute webinar.  This short session will review the expectations of the person acting as the auditor’s contact person, and covers:

  • coordination of audit dates
  • determination of representative sampling
  • what to expect from the pre-audit letter
  • accommodating the needs of the audit team
  • expenses you can expect to incur
  • preparing for the documentation review and observation tour
  • helping to schedule interviews
  • what happens once the auditor has left the site.

Before beginning the webinar, be sure to download the handout by clicking here.  You will need to reference this document during the session.

Once you have a copy of the handout, click here to start the webinar.

Recommended for: AHSA certified auditors, health and safety committee members, and  individuals designated as the property’s contact person during an external COR audit. 

Running time: 26 minutes


RETURN TO WORK

You care about the safety and well-being of your employees, and work hard to keep them safe at work. But do you know what to do if a workplace injury should occur? Planning ahead by developing a Modified Work program before an injury happens will help you provide the right support for a safe and timely return to work for an injured employee. This webinar-on-demand offers the basic information you need to get started, and covers the benefits of modified work for both employers and workers, and the six steps for implementing a Modified Work program.

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Recommended for: Senior Managers, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, HR Managers

Running time: 32 minutes


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEES - How to Get Started

Introducing and maintaining an Occupational Health and Safety Committee is a great way to support continuous improvements to a health and safety program, promote employee buy-in, and strengthen a work place’s health and safety culture.  This short webinar reviews:

  • What should be included in the committee’s terms of reference
  • The size and makeup of an effective OHS Committee
  • Expectations for committee members
  • What is needed to run OHS Committee meetings
  • The role of the Committee Chair and
  • Employer responsibilities for the committee

Click here to start the webinar.

Recommended for: Senior Managers, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Health & Safety Committee Members and anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the expectations for health and safety committees.  

Running time: 15 minutes


CONTRACTOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT

If you hire contractors, sub-contractors project managers, engineers or consultants, you need to know what your responsibilities are for these employers while they operate on your work site. This seminar will review relevant sections of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation and Code as they pertain to contractor management, and review strategies for managing the health & safety performance of contractors.  

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Recommended for: Engineering/Maintenance, General Managers, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Health & Safety Committee Members and anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of basic health and safety requirements.  

Running time: 21 minutes


MARY THE WATERSPILLER: Financial Impacts of a Workplace Incident

In today’s competitive marketplace, employers need to consider the considerable costs of even a minor workplace incident.  Based on a real-life scenario, this short webinar reviews the costs incurred through a slip and fall in the workplace.  Alternate scenarios are then presented to illustrate how these unnecessary costs could have been reduced or avoided altogether.

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Recommended for: General Managers, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Health & Safety Committee Members and anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of basic health and safety. 

Running time: 18 minutes


WCB 101

Not sure what your legal obligations are under the Workers’ Compensation Act?  Need some advice regarding what types of incidents you have to report, and when? Maybe you are interested in finding out what the WCB looks at when deciding to accept or deny a claim, or what kind of work is appropriate for modified duties?  Deborah Nilsen, an Account Manager with the WCB has all the answers!

Click here to start the webinar.

Recommended for: Human Resources, Managers, Supervisors, Health & Safety Committee Members and anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of basic health and safety. 

Running time: 26 minutes