Supervisor Education Program
Alberta mine supervisors must be familiar with OHS Act, Regulation, and Code components that apply to the work performed at their site. Successful completion of the Alberta Mine Safety Association Supervisory Education Program is recognized by Alberta OHS as meeting the requirements of the Act (Part 1, Section 3, (1(d)), verifying that a supervisor/manager is knowledgeable in applicable health and safety regulations for their area of responsibility as identified by the company.
Certificates are awarded to candidates only after successful completion of the 4 modules and final exam. The course typically takes 4-6 hours to complete.
Upon purchasing the course or using a voucher, students will have 3 months to complete the course and 3 attempts at the final exam.
For members the course costs $175.
For non members the cost is $400.
Due Diligence Course
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.
Module 1 will introduce you to the Westray Coal Mining disaster and how it led to the introduction of Bill C-45, which established new legal duties for workplace health and safety and imposed serious penalties for violations causing injury or death.
Module 2, we’ll look at what due diligence is, and various terms associated with it.
Module 3, you’ll learn the general and specific responsibilities of employers and supervisors as they pertain to due diligence.
Module 4, we’ll look at how a due diligence defense is made.
This course is offered free to members.
For non members the cost is $75.
Supervisor Blasting Awareness
Blasting is a process at many of our member mine sites. AMSA wanted to create a course to help blasters, supervisors and mine owners. We launched this course in June 2020.
Students will be pre-assigned our Blasting Course after they complete the Supervisor Education Program. Is it up to the employer to mandate this training.
There is no cost for this course.
Traumatic Stress Course
This has been developed to supplement the AMSA Mine Rescue Emergency Response training program. It consists of four modules:
- Module 1 is a general introduction to stress and mental health.
- Module 2 focuses on stress awareness and management as it relates to emergency responders.
- Module 3 discusses what happens when manageable stress turns into mental injury.
- Module 4 looks at how to recognize stress and mental health issues in others.
This course is preassigned to all users, even those that are not a member. There is no cost to complete this course, simply log into your existing account or create a new one.
Mine Rescue Train the Trainer
Our Mine Rescue Train the Trainer course is our only in-class training program. This course is typically held in Edmonton or Fort McMurray. The course is free - students are responsible for travel, accommodations and meals.
Individuals Registering For the Course Must:
- Work directly for an Alberta Mine Safety Association member company.
- Have valid Supervisor Education Program certificate (SEP).
- Have completed AMSA's Traumatic Stress Course.
- Have current Alberta Mine Rescue certification.
- 3 years minimum experience as active Mine Rescue Team member or emergency response experience.
- Valid Medical First Responders certification or higher.
Option to Challenge the Course:
Individuals with NFPA 1041 Level 1 with proof of certification will be able to challenge the course providing they pass the written exam, meet the above criteria and complete a presentation on a specified topic.
Mine Rescue Certification
This is a five-day, 40-hour, hands-on, competency-based program that introduces participants to the fundamental principles of mine rescue, and standard mine rescue procedures and equipment. Topics include: legislated requirements governing mine rescue, mine gasses, respiratory protection for working in IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) situations, rescue techniques and care, use, maintenance, testing and servicing of the primary breathing apparatus. Successful completion of the program, hand on skills assessments and written exam will earn a certificate. Students must be employed with a member company and have completed AMSA's Traumatic Stress Course.