“Truly successful health and safety efforts are not something else you do;
they are the way you do everything”.
Terry Mathis

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). 


  • Self Evaluation Tool for OHS Approvals-JWHSC

    Alberta Labour has developed a self-evaluation tool to assist you with applying for an approval to vary from the joint work site health and safety committee (HSC) or health and safety representative (HS rep) requirements and applicable provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, the
    regulations and the OHS Code. Please refer to the “Applying for an HSC/HS rep approval” bulletin for information on how to submit this form  Click Here: Self Evaluation Tool  and Applying for an OHS Approval

  • OHS Innovation and Engagement Grants

    OHS Innovation and Engagement Grants Program applications are now available online. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

    The program provides funding to eligible non-profit and public-sector organizations for projects aimed at improving OHS awareness, education, and action in Alberta. Funding could be used to organize a conference, develop and disseminate information, launch an educational campaign or carry out other OHS-related projects. See the full list of past funded projects.

    Grants are available in three funding streams:

    Capacity Building – Up to $10,000 per project for activities such as conferences, seminars and learning sessions.

    Action – Up to $20,000 per project for activities such as developing and disseminating information resources and awareness campaigns.

    Momentum – Up to $50,000 per project for activities such as developing and disseminating information resources and awareness campaigns. Eligible projects require partnership with at least one other organization.


  • New OHS Act- June 1, 2018

    New OHS Act comes into effect June 1, 2018 Albertans will see an improved OHS system that better protects workers and ensures they have the same rights as other Canadians. An overview of the changes can be viewed here. The OHS Act is now available at the Alberta Queen’s Printer.