Municipal Safety News - June 2020
 2-Day Psychological H&S Leader Course
AMHSA is excited to offer this 2-day event for health and safety leaders on how to strategically integrate psychological competency into your organization's health and safety management systems to:

  • Promote mental health and reduce the risk of psychological harms at work.
  • Strengthen your organization's fiscal responsibility.
  • Maximize employee mental health and productivity.
  • Demonstrate you care about your people.
  • Support your competency in promoting mental health and reduce mental harms.
  • Provide tools, resources, and coaching for organizations to implement a psychological health and safety strategy.
  • Foster a community of sharing and collaboration with like-minded professionals.

To learn more about what you can expect to benefit from attending this competency event and/or to register, click on the button below.

Line of Fire Safety Campaign
for Municipalities
What is "Line of Fire?"

We asked our NAIT work co-op student, Christi, to talk to Mike Lowes, our subject matter expert on Line of Fire, on what the term means and what AMHSA's safety campaign entails. Take a listen to this short video to learn more.

We will discuss how you can integrate a safety program into your municipal workplace by registering for one of our upcoming webinars:

June 15 at 9am MST - register here
June 24 at 2pm MST - register here

Our Campaign Execution Workshops will be held on:

June 26 at 10am MST - register here
June 29 at 10am MST - register here

We are also hosting a webinar for non-municipal sectors on June 22 , and you can register here.

You can also learn more by visiting our AMHSA/Devco website: where you can purchase posters, tent cards, etc., at reasonable prices to support your injury reduction campaigns.
Return to Work -
Workplace Reboot 2.0
Please join AMHSA on June 18 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST for our free Reboot 2.0 webinar co-sponsored by the Alberta Construction Safety Association, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Energy Safety Canada, and Howatt HR.

This webinar will address the fact that 50% of Canadians are reporting a worsening of their mental health since the onset of the pandemic. Do you have protocols in place for the reintegration of your workforce? If not, or if you need help tweaking your protocols, plan to join us.

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Bill Howatt will provide employers with some factors and insights to consider to proactively protect and support employees’ mental health. Not all employees will embrace returning to work with the same level of commitment, readiness, and capabilities. The goal of this webinar is for you to walk away with some ideas and a framework to create your mental health impact plan.

Topics that will be covered:
• Discuss how employees may cope with change differently
• How to evaluate where employees are with respect to their readiness to return to work.
• Explore various factors that can negatively impact employee psychological safety and mental health if not considered.
• To examine what employers can do to proactively impact employee mental health
• To discuss how employers may want to prepare leaders.

To register for this free Zoom webinar click on the button below .
AMHSA is Hiring!
To learn more information about this part-time position, please visit our careers section on our website by clicking on the button below.

Your resume can be emailed to .
AMHSA Hosts Integrative Workplace
Mental Health Workshop
Read our article on LinkedIn about the event AMHSA hosted on March 12 with our panel of thought leaders and strategic partners: Howatt HR, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB), The Government of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).

We want to thank all those who could attend - we had a great turnout!
Open Registration for Work Site
Health & Safety Committee Training
AMHSA is hosting a Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee training on June 23, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm.

$100 members / $150 non members

To register for this courses, please contact us at
Audit Dispatch
Keep up-to-date!
AMHSA has distributed regular Auditor Updates in 2020 to keep you informed about COR and audit-related changes being adopted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please ensure you familiarize yourself with the latest news by reviewing the Auditor Updates before beginning your 2020 audits. The Updates can be found on our website by clicking here: Audit Tools & Resources.

We also have a recorded Audit Tips webinar and several Auditor Updates webinars available from this Spring. To view, click here .

Audit Tool Adjustment – Sampling
AMHSA’s documentation-only Excel audit workbook has recently been revised. Each worksite within the scope of an audit is to be identified by type and location within the site sampling section of each documentation-only audit. The revision reflects Partnerships Standard requirements. Before beginning your audit, always download the newest version of the tool from the Audit Tools & Resources which you can find here: Audit Tools & Resources.

Upcoming Training
We have scheduled the following offerings:

Audit Refresher - August 20 and September 10

Health and Safety Management Systems - August 24 and September 14

Health and Safety Auditing - August 26 and September 16

These are currently planned as classroom courses, but if the format is changed to an instructor-lead webinar, we will inform the registrants in advance.

To register for this courses, please contact Carla at

Municipal Moments
All of our municipalities are encouraged to attend our safety council meetings according to the area of Alberta they represent. To keep you and our AMHSA staff safe during the quarantine, our meetings for now will be via Zoom until further notice. These meetings are for members only.

Alberta Cities Safety Council
  • Date June 10, 2020
  • Time: 10 am - 3 pm MST
  • Location: Via Zoom
  • Please note: You will need to register for this Zoom meeting by clicking on the button below.
OHS & WCB Updates
Alberta Labour

Update on COVID-19 publications by industry, workplace health and safety after a flood and the recent May 22 OHS eNews.

Workers' Compensation Board - Alberta - Updates

Click here to see the latest news on personal coverage and virtual assessments and treatments.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Accepting Grant Applications
The FCM Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is now accepting applications from municipalities for grants of up to $50,000 to support the development of asset management capacity.

Click on the button below for more information.
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