The Alberta Education Health and Safety Association
The Alberta Education Health and Safety Association (AEHSA) is a non- profit organization incorporated in May 2001. Our members are an engaged community of professionals involved in supporting health and safety program development and implementation within Alberta’s education sector. Our network and services extend to all of Alberta’s educational institutions from charter schools to universities.
As a Partner in Injury Reduction (PIR), we are committed to a leadership role in education health and safety. We work proactively to improve health and safety in both the working and learning environment by providing relevant and education specific information to members through newsletters, our website, formal and informal networking forums and professional conferences. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alberta Government, a primary goal is to assist organizations in developing and maintaining health and safety management systems including the achievement of a Certification of Recognition (COR).
- 2018 Fall Conference 🗓
The Education Committee has begun planning for this year’s conference and education program. The conference date has been set for October 2 and 3, 2018 in Red Deer. Members interested in presenting a topic or suggesting topics or speakers for the conference or a Spring PD event can contact Melanie McCulloch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete the online survey that was emailed with the January Newsletter to submit your ideas. Preliminary program is expected April 2018.
- Changes to Health and Safety Legislation
A comprehensive review of the OHS system was concluded in fall 2017. More than 1,300 survey responses and nearly 90 written submissions from Albertans and more than 200 stakeholders participated in 8 roundtable discussions across the province. Feedback was used to inform proposed changes to the act.
Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans proposes changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that would better protect Albertans at work. If passed, most of the changes would come into effect June 1, 2018. Changes include mandatory health and safety committees for employers with 20 or more workers.
- 2017 Fall Conference Presentations
The conference was a great success. High quality presentations on leadership and Emergency Preparedness. To view and download copies of the presentations Click Here