AMSA has been the voice of the mining industry in Alberta for over 38 years.
We work with Miners to make Alberta Mines the safest places to work with a goal for a workplace free of injuries, illness and incidents.
The Alberta Mine Safety Association was formed in December 1982, the principal reason for this was to look for opportunities to make mining the safest place for all Alberta mine workers to make a living.
We are an organization made up of mining, quarrying and oilsands industries. The purpose of the association is to foster good relationships between the safety personnel and operating management of all mining industries in the province of Alberta. The association is principally interested in developing and/or disseminating information and material that will carry out the purpose of the association, to accomplish this AMSA will support forums for the exchange and acquisition of professional knowledge among its members.
Representatives from all Mine Operators in the Province will meet on a regular basis to share ideas and determine best industry practice.
AMSA is made up of member companies and groups who represent mine and quarry operators, mining contractors and educational facilities.
Member companies are represented at quarterly meetings where leading edge information on health, safety and lessons learned is readily shared by all members.
AMSA sponsors a sub-committee dedicated to mine rescue, as part of this an annual Surface Mine Rescue competition is held where rescue teams from member companies come together to compete in a friendly forum. This is also an opportunity to share information about rescue skills along with the latest equipment and techniques.
In February 2013, the Alberta Mine Safety Association was approved by the Occupational Health and Safety, Mining Unit as the only approved certifying body for all training associated with Mine Rescue in the province of Alberta.
AMSA is required to train the mine rescue personnel of all its members to meet the related legislated requirements for the surface and underground mining operations.
Every year AMSA along with a member company co-host the annual Mine Rescue Competition where competing Mine Rescue teams from around the province display their rescue techniques to win top spot and the prestige form their peers.
The Supervisor Education Program created by AMSA, is aimed at making sure all mine supervisors and managers are fully aware of their legal responsibilities with respect to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations and Codes.
Our blasting course was launched in 2020. This course will review the responsibilities of a supervisor in charge of blasting.
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