Municipal Safety News - Winter 2020
Registration Still Open!
We have extended the deadline of our PHS 102 registration - a few seats left!!!

Become an AMHSA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Facilitator!

AMHSA and Howatt HR are kicking off our 6-course Psychological Health and Safety Facilitator's Certification with our PHS 102 course on Monday, November 23. This program is set up to allow you to start your journey at any time and at any level.

Take advantage of our $50 off promotion! Type in the code 50MNPHS before completing your purchase. Click on the courses below to register.

PHS 102: Prevention: Program Selection, Measurement and Evaluation (Certification 1-Day Elective Course) November 23, 2020

PHS 101: Foundation in Psychological Health & Safety (two days) (Certification 2-Day Core Course) January 26-27, 2021

(Certification 1-Day Elective Course) February 17, 2021

Upon completion of this program, you will receive your Psychological Health and Safety Facilitator's certification. You may also take individual courses as you see fit which will provide you with a training certificate upon completion.

To learn more about our certification program and individual courses and/or to register, please visit our website.

Last Chance in 2020 to be Winter Ready
Take advantage of our last free webinar on November 26 for Leaders on how you can be "Winter Ready!"

Additional health and safety challenges and a significant increase in injury rates occur during the winter season. Our Winter Ready for Leaders webinar provides insights into the types of injuries we can experience, along with strategies and tools to prepare and reduce incidents during the winter season.

This webinar is 45 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion on specific needs for your municipality.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion that they are "Winter Ready."

Please note that this session is open to AMHSA municipal members only. (attendees will receive their registration confirmation via email once approved).

We will be offering 2 more coaching workshops in the New Year so stay tuned for those dates!
Sign up Today for our Last 2
MSI Workshops for 2020
If you are still working from home or re-entering the workplace, AMHSA can assist with ergonomics training to help prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

We are offering multiple FREE webinar sessions as follows:

Register for November 26 - 8:30 am - Ergonomics Coaching Workshop
Register for December 10 - 8:30 am - Ergonomics Coaching Workshop

Don't forget to check out our Resources Section on our website for Toolbox Talks, Quick Print Posters, a Dynamic Warm-Up Guide and more to support your MSI campaign! Visit our website for more information.

We will be offering more coaching workshops in the New Year so stay tuned for those dates!
Are you Hiring? Join WCB's Training-on-the-Job
Virtual Lunch & Learn
WCB's Training-on-the Job (TOJ) program is working for many Alberta employers, and if you have 30 minutes, we can tell you how!

The TOJ program helps people who are no longer able to go back to their regular job and employer. We connect employers with these capable workers through a unique recruitment opportunity.
Employers who participate in the TOJ program receive:
  • Protection from the cost of injury—and any new injury, during the program
  • Subsidy for training wages
  • Help with prescreening and training plans
To learn how we can connect you with opportunities, join us for virtual lunch & learn session on November 26 or December 10 at 12 p.m. There is no cost to register, and it’s quick and easy using the links below!

View WCB's Fact Sheet on this program.
Year-End Training Budgets

AMHSA can invoice for online learning training codes that may be used at a later date in 2021.

This is a great way to maximize your training budget for the year.

Please contact us at 1-800-267-9764 to obtain your codes
or to get more information
NEW - AMHSA now offering Virtual Proctoring
AMHSA is now able to apply virtual proctoring validation to any self-paced, online learning course.

We are offering a variety of options. For more details, see our digital brochure on our website.
Audit Dispatch
2021 COR Auditing Announcements
The Partnerships program has just announced minimum standards for COR Certification and the auditing options that will be available for 2021.

AMHSA will be distributing the information to its COR-holders and auditors in the next week. This communication will address your questions about validation methods that will be required, remote vs. on-site auditing, and Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) refunds.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this time of uncertainty and change. The AMHSA COR Team is working hard to support our auditors and employers in the PIR Program, and we will be happy to assist you in the coming year.

2020 Audit Submission Deadline

COR Certification (external) and COR Maintenance (internal) audits are due to be submitted to AMHSA by December 1. If you require an extension to the submission date, email with your data gathering dates and request for extension prior to December 1st. Audits can be submitted to Shannon or

Remember to include the organizational chart!

Upcoming Training
  • Audit Refresher: January 14 or March 24
  • Health & Safety Management Systems: January 19-20 or February 9-10
  • Health & Safety Auditing: January 26-27 or February 16-17
  • Advanced Audit Tool Training: January 28 or February 18

To register, please contact
Municipal Moments
Upcoming Alberta Cities Safety Council Meeting
Don't forget that we are hosting our December 1 Alberta Cities Safety Council Meeting via Teams.

Please contact if you have not received an invitation to this meeting.

All municipality representatives are encouraged to attend our safety council meetings according to the area of Alberta they represent. Our Northern Alberta Safety Council includes towns, MDs, villages and counties north of Red Deer while our Southern Safety Council includes towns, MDs, villages and counties in Red Deer and south of Red Deer. Our Alberta Cities Safety Council includes all cities in Alberta.

To keep you and our AMHSA staff safe during the quarantine, our meetings for now will be offered virtually until further notice.

These meetings are for members only.
OHS & WCB Updates
Alberta Labour

Read the latest on proposed changes to OHS laws.

Workers' Compensation Board - Alberta - Updates

AMHSA Certified Recognition
Congratulations to our recent summer practicum student Christina Stacey who just became our most recent Recognized Municipal Health & Safety Advisor!

Here's what she had to say about the program:

"Wow! I cannot believe I have achieved so much! AMHSA has been with me every step of the way and was so helpful in my achieving my RMHSA (Recognized Municipal Health & Safety Advisor). A huge thanks to AMHSA and their staff! You guys are the best!" - Christina

AMHSA offers four certificates of achievement:

  • Municipal Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee Representative
  • Municipal Manager in Health & Safety
  • Municipal Supervisor in Health & Safety
  • Recognized Municipal Health & Safety Advisor

If you would like to learn more about our AMHSA Certified programs, please visit our website.
Holiday Office Closure
Please note that AMHSA's offices will be closed December 24, 2020 - January 3, 2021.

Regular operating hours will commence on Monday, January 4, 2021.

From all of us at AMHSA, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season!
UNB Tuition Giveaway Update
Thank you to those who entered the tuition giveaway contest offered by the University of New Brunswick and AMHSA. We had 61 entries!

Due to the volume of entries, the decision on the winner is still being determined. We appreciate your patience and hope to have some news soon!
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