Alberta Mine Safety Association
Supporting Safety Leadership in Alberta Mines.
Seeking Positive Safety Shares
While we believe spreading awareness of incidents helps with prevention, we understand this may have a negative undertone which is why we want to showcase your Positive Safety Shares.
The process to submit is easy! Simple submit your write up to email@example.com. If possible include a photo. Our team will convert the information over to our template and publish (similar to what we do with incident shares)!
Submissions could include:
- a coworker that went above and beyond that deservers an atta-boy/gal!
- an innovation that was used to make the workplace/job safer.
- a coaching event or employee intervention that took place that prevented an incident.
- recognition of a coworker that makes the workplace a better place.
- improvements to your safety culture.
- and more!
Launch of the AMSA App
We are excited to announce a new initiative we have been working on; the AMSA App! The app contains:
- Quick access to Alberta OHS, broken down by parts and easy to search schedules.
- Be first to know about recent incident shares and learnings.
- Training, Live chat, Upcoming events/meetings and more!
The app is available to download from the Android and Apple app store.
40th Annual Alberta Mine Rescue Competition
The Alberta Mine Safety Association and our co-host Imperial Oil would like to thank all our competitors, sponsors, volunteers and spectators for making our 40th Annual Alberta Mine Rescue Competition a success!
This annual event would not be possible without your continued support.
On behalf of AMSA, I would like to thank all the hands and minds that came together to make the 2023 Mine Rescue Competition a success. The Mine Rescue Competition takes many months of planning and thanks to this year’s co-hosting company, Imperial Oil.
A few things stood out to me this year that I wanted to highlight.
- I was very impressed with the level of skills demonstrated by mine rescue members and teams. Each year the AMSA Emergency Response Committee creates scenarios that are challenging and really push the teams.
- This year we saw a large number of first time volunteers and they did an amazing job, especially those who volunteered to take on a casualty role.
- The generosity and support from within our mining industry make this event achievable. From the dedication and financial support of our member companies, to the contractors and vendors that sponsor the event or donate their time, equipment, and hamburgers is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated I hope you are looking forward to another challenging competition next year.
Alberta Mine Safety Association
Safety Excellence Award Recipients
Every year the Alberta Mine Safety Association awards three member companies for their safety record based off their submissions of the Quarterly AMSA Safety Stats. The companies with the lowest total injury frequency (TIF), based off their hours for the past year, are recognized for their achievements.
CNRL - Horizon
TIF of 1.58 for Over 1 Million Hours
Westmoreland - Genesee Mine
TIF of 2.50 for 200K - 1 Million Hours
TIF of 0.00 for Under 200,000 Hours
Our Supervisor Education Program (SEP) course has been updated to reflect the recent March 2023 Occupational Health and Safety code changes.
Additionally our Due Diligence course is now live! This course was created to make you aware of your responsibilities as they pertain to due diligence and the law. The course was launched in July 2023 and consists of 4 modules. This course is offered free to members. For non members the cost is $75.
Alberta Mine Rescue Competition
Mine Rescue team are elite groups with specialized skills and training, whose job involves rescuing miners and others who have become trapped or injured in the event of a mining incident.
Surface Mine Rescue teams from around Alberta put on a display of their rescue techniques to win the prestigious top spot. Each year the competition provides an opportunity for the public, members and the Province to gauge the capabilities of mine rescue in Industry today.
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