The Alberta Education Health and Safety Association
The Alberta Education Health and Safety Association (AEHSA) is a non- profit organization incorporated in May 2001. Our members are an engaged community of professionals involved in supporting health and safety program development and implementation within Alberta’s education sector. Our network and services extend to all of Alberta’s educational institutions from charter schools to universities.
As a Partner in Injury Reduction (PIR), we are committed to a leadership role in education health and safety. We work proactively to improve health and safety in both the working and learning environment by providing relevant and education specific information to members through newsletters, our website, formal and informal networking forums and professional conferences. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alberta Government, a primary goal is to assist organizations in developing and maintaining health and safety management systems including the achievement of a Certification of Recognition (COR).
- Marijuana Unwrapped – Don’t Just Roll With It
Medical cannabis authorizations continue to increase at an alarming rate across Canada, and with the legalization of cannabis scheduled for 2018, concerns are being raised regarding the impact this will have on employees and the workplace. “Marijuana Unwrapped – Don’t Just Roll With It”, on Tues. Oct. 24 in Calgary, AB, is an open-platform discussion that will feature industry experts presenting about the challenges of cannabis in the workplace. Presentation topics will include workplace drug policies, the effects of cannabis on one’s duty to perform safety sensitive roles and the legal/human rights considerations when implementing testing programs. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jeremy Thiel at jthiel@DriverCheck.ca.
- Input Being Sought for Alberta OHS System Review
Minister Christina Gray recently announced the review of the OHS System. Public engagement will run from August 16 – October 16, 2017 and will focus on the three themes described in the discussion paper “Renewing Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety System”: https://www.alberta.
ca/ohs-review-discussion- paper.aspx. The input will help the government modernize OHS legislation and renew Alberta’s focus on illness and injury prevention. Online survey – all stakeholders are encouraged to complete the OHS system review survey<https://extranet.gov. ab.ca/opinio6/s?s= OHSsystemreviewsurvey> which focuses on the questions found in the discussion paper. Completed surveys must be received by midnight October 16, 2017.
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