Alberta Mine Safety Association

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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 Comparison Code Changes


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
Alberta Mine Safety Association


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


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 and login to view the SIF Workshop Summary document.


Safety Excellence Award

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


Will be announced prior to the 2023 Mine Rescue Competition.

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