Alberta Mine Safety Association

News & Events

Now Accepting Board Nominations

February 6, 2024

Elections for Board positions are planned for our April meeting. We presently have two vacancies.

Requirements:

  • be currently employed by an owner member
  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
  • attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings (2 in person meetings per year (March and October) plus potentially 2 virtual meetings per year as needed)
  • attend at least 1 general meeting per year (Generally held in January, April, June and October)

2023 Competition Scoring Update

December 6, 2023

The 1st place winner of the 40th Annual Alberta Mine Rescue Competition for Overall Aggregate is Canadian Natural - Horizon

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Alberta Health & Safety Conference

October 12, 2023

AMSA - Alberta Mine Safety Association has recently joined the Alberta Health & Safety Conference society, a not-for-profit association, consisting of health and safety associations, employer associations, professional societies and other strategic partners concerned with health and safety. Each year, the collective collaboration of association members organize a safety symposium and trade show. The event aims to provide safety practitioners with innovative strategies and valuable information, fostering the creation of safer and healthier workplaces in Alberta.

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Update to Blasting Course

September 11, 2023

Our Blasting Course has been updated to include the OHS code changes. Once you complete our Supervisor Education Program you will gain access to the blasting course. 

Release of the AMSA App

July 7, 2023

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. 

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Launch of Due Diligence Course

July 5, 2023

Our new 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.

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Supervisor Education Program Update

June 27, 2023

Our Supervisor Education Program (SEP) course has been updated to reflect the recent March 2023 Occupational Health and Safety code changes.

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Occupational Health & Safety Update

March 24, 2023

Alberta OH&S will be releasing an updated Code on March 31, 2023.  To support our membership in understanding the upcoming changes, we have created a comparison document highlighting the changed, deleted, and added regulations.  This document is only meant as a guide for you to review the changes that might affect your site and operations.

2023 OHS Code Change Comparison

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Request for Incident Safety Shares

March 19, 2023

AMSA would like to highlight a service we offer our membership to help create and maintain safe workplaces across Alberta. AMSA posts member submitted Incident Shares on our website and LinkedIn platforms. The sharing of incidents, their cause(s) and their learning(s) are an invaluable tool that strengthens the safety performance for all members and sites. The lessons that can be learned from the sharing of these incidents could prevent your workers from a similar incident or negative outcome.

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For most Industries, a common huddle is a concern that sharing may negatively affect the company’s reputation or compromise confidentiality. AMSA ensures a strict anonymity process is followed, only high-level pertinent details of the incident and learnings are shared. All company and individual identification are diligently removed before shares are posted on the AMSA website or shared through social media platforms. All shares are formatted onto a template and shared under the AMSA name.

Safety Shares are open to all incident types and events. These include Environmental, Fire, Equipment/Property Damage, Injury Incidents, Near Miss/High Potential events and most importantly, incidents that had a high potential for Significant Injury & Fatalities (SIF). Member attendees at our recent AMSA hosted SIF Workshop agreed that one key element to the prevention of SIF incidents is the proactive and preventative sharing of SIF potential events.

AMSA would like to thank those members who are currently participating, your shares have been making a positive impact, and AMSA is making a Call To Action to the rest of the membership to join in this valuable sharing of information.

Our searchable Incident database can be found on our Incident Share website page, as well as instructions for how you can participate and submit your incident share.

Please feel free to contact me or any of the AMSA team to learn more or to discuss your involvement or questions.

Art Riendeau
Manager
Alberta Mine Safety Association
780-699-6241
ariendeau@abminesafety.ca

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Mine Rescue Slogan Contest Winner

March 6, 2023

Thank you to everyone that took the time to participate in our slogan contest. We received many worthy slogans which made the selection process difficult.

The committee reviewed the submissions and selected Brandon Dillman's slogan 'We Prepare Because We Care' as the winner. Brandon was rewarded with a $150 Golf Town Gift Card.

Congratulations Brandon!

We Prepare Because We Care

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SIF Workshop

February 14, 2023

The Alberta Mine Safety Association held a SIF Workshop as part of the quarterly general meeting in January. The meeting was well attended with representation from Operators and Contractors members from across Alberta. Both Teck and CNRL presented on past Serious Incidents on their sites, with a focus on the learnings from the events.

Following the presentations, the workshop was facilitated by Gord Winkel, from the U of A School of Engineering and Risk Management and an AMSA Advisor. The workshop was a great success with lots of group discussions and valuable information gathered to help guide AMSA to continue its mission of Supporting Safety Leadership in Alberta Mines and making Alberta Mines the safest places to work.

AMSA would like to extend our thanks to our facilitator, presenters and meeting participants and hope to see more of you at our next meeting later this spring. Members can create an account at abminesafety.ca and login to view the SIF Workshop Summary document.

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Safety Excellence Award

Every year we award our members with the lowest TIF (Total Injury Frequency).

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2022
  • Under 200,000 Workforce Hours – Graymont
  • 200,000 – 1,000,000 Workforce Hours – Westmoreland – Genesee
  • Over 1,000,000 Workforce Hours – Canadian Natural-Horizon

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Alberta Mine Safety Association
1002 – 7 Street Nisku, AB T9E 7P2
780-699-6241
info@abminesafety.ca

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