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Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 6L1

ACSA – Alberta Construction Safety Association

The membership of the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) consists of employers whose Alberta Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) account falls within participating Industry Codes. Funding for the ACSA is provided by the membership through an arrangement with the WCB.

"The Mission of the Alberta Construction Safety Association is to provide quality advice and education for the construction industry that will reduce human suffering and financial costs associated with workplace incidents."


NCSO – National Construction Safety Officer

The primary objective of this program is to combine formal training with the individual's personal field experience. An NCSO provides a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of the company's Health & Safety Program. 




Certification indicates that the participant has practical knowledge in various construction-related Health & Safety management skills and principles. 


Link to NCSO – National Construction Safety Officer Program Information


Certificate of Regognition (COR)

The Certificate of Recognition program is available to all members and associate members of the ACSA from owner/operators to large corporations and is administered by the Alberta Construction Safety Association. 


Link to COR – Certificate of Recognition Program Information


Small Employer Certificate of Recognition – SECOR 

Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR)
The Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) program is a proven way for small employers to improve their health and safety performance, create a culture of proactive workplace health and safety, and reduce the risk and costs associated with workplace incidents.







With a validated health and safety management system, companies can identify and assess their workplace risks, then systematically control hazards to protect their people. This ongoing process allows companies to build a culture of proactive workplace health and safety that meet compliance with occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations and promotes continuous improvement. 

Please be advised that in order to qualify for the Small Employer program your company may have no more than 10 employees. This number must take into account all staff that are covered under the WCB account. This includes owners, managers, clerical or administrative staff, part-time workers, temporary staff, family members and volunteers.







Health and Safety Administrator – HSA

The primary objective of this program is to provide formal training for an administrator of a Health & Safety program, who does not have a minimum of three years construction field experience. 









Certification indicates that the participant has knowledge in various Health & Safety management skills and principles.



➔ WHMIS 2015 Update and FAQs

The Canadian government has introduced new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which came into effect on February 11th, 2015. The HPR repeals and replaces the federal Controlled Products Regulations. The purpose of the HPR is to revise Canada's classification and hazard communication systems for workplace hazardous chemicals by implementing a global standard. This global standard is called the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS is already being implemented by the United States and many other countries around the world.







You have questions? The ACSA has answers.

Posted: 5 March 2015 
➔ Attention Associate Members

To further assist our members and clients, ACSA has changed its process for Associate Membership renewals. ACSA will no longer be sending out renewal reminders including invoices to renew Associate Membership. Companies who are seeking services from the ACSA (ie: Training, COR/SECOR) and their Associate Membership has expired will need to purchase an Associate Membership before any services will be provided. If you have any further questions, please contact client services within regular business hours 1-800-661-2272.

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Posted: 4 March 2015 
➔ Update to COR Audit Processing Timelines

The ACSA Certificate of Recognition department has received numerous concerns regarding the wait time for companies receiving their audit results. At this time, we would like to address these concerns. The COR Department has experienced unforeseen changes in addition to reviewing the current practices within the department. This transition period has resulted in the members and auditors experiencing longer than usual set-up and review times for COR/SECOR audits and evaluations. Please bear with us during this time of transition and accept our sincerest apologies for any impact this has on your company. We understand your frustrations, concerns and the urgency of timely audit results. The ACSA has taken steps to rectify the issues that have arisen and will work to finish everything as quickly as possible, while continuing to meet quality and industry standards.

If your company received a notification from the WCB regarding your Partnerships in Injury Reduction Rebate: As long as your audit is completed within the calendar year (no later than December 31, 2014) and submitted within 45 days, your audit will be processed for 2014, and will be eligible for 2014 PIR rebates.

If you have any questions, please contact the COR Department toll free at 1-800-661-2272 or locally in the Edmonton area at 780-453-3311.


The ACSA  Advisor Magazine






Advisor Magazine

The Advisor magazine is the quarterly publication of the Alberta Construction Safety Association. The purpose of this publication is to inform and update our members and associate members of news and changes within our organization and the industry. 

Contributions of articles and photographs of local safety related news are always welcome. If you have an article or photograph you would like to see in the Advisor, e-mail it to Tony Esteves, Marketing Coordinator, If you are submitting a photograph, please ensure you provide a description – include the name of the event, date, location, names of any people shown, and the organization(s) involved. 

The deadlines for submissions are the following:

Spring – February 15
Summer – May 15
Fall – August 15
Winter – November 8

The information presented in this publication is intended for general use and may not apply to every circumstance.

Spring 2015 – Advisor Publication
A Safe Bet

This issue features the Pacesetter and Trailblazer award winners, Safety Leader of the Year Dave Hagen, a survey on the satisfaction of ACSA members and Students, as well as messages from the Executive Director, Alberta's Regional Safety Committees and WCB.
(Download Spring 2015 Advisor Publication)

Winter 2014 – Advisor Publication
There are serious consequences to ignoring hazards

This issue features a creative sentence, changes to the SECOR and COR programs, training surveys results, an article on recruiting tips, the changing safety culture at Volker Stevin as well as regular features from Alberta's Regional Safety Committees and ACSA departments.
(Download Winter 2014 Advisor Publication)

Fall 2014 – Advisor Publication
Get people to buy in to safety!

This issue features the WCB revamping their electronic injury reporting system, advice on how to communicate safety to your crew, the Alberta Health & Safety Conference & Tradeshow registration form, and a Building Magic in the Air gala reminder as well as regular features from Alberta's Regional Safety Committees and ACSA departments.
(Download Fall 2014 Advisor Publication)

Summer 2014 – Advisor Publication
Breaking Records Every Year!

This issue features the 2013 Partnership in Injury Reduction cheque presentation, the 2013 Annual General Meeting Awards, the new SECOR Evaluation tool, the 22nd NCSO Conference, the Partners in Road Construction Safety with radar and Women Building Futures with safety training as well as regular features from Alberta's Regional Safety Committees.
(Download Summer 2014 Advisor Publication)

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