44th Annual Health, Safety, & Utility Conference & Trade Show

CO-HOSTED by the Rural Utilities and Safety Association (RUSA) and the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA)

December 4 - 7, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer

This four day conference, worth up to 1.2 CEU points, includes pre-conference sessions and meetings, 2 days of excellent speakers and presenters, a wide variety of knowledgeable exhibitors at the trade show, and interesting, informative, and occasionally heart wrenching welcome and keynote speakers.

Visit our conference page for further details and register before November 1, 2017 for early bird pricing

  • Delegate Registration 
    • Return completed delegate registration forms to Bryan Bespalko (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration
    • Return completed exhibitor/sponsor registration forms to Keith Bobey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Changes in RUSA's Structure and Focus

Our Association has always been concerned with issues of safety in our respective municipalities.

The Association serves all Rural Municipalities, Counties, Towns, Special Municipalities and Villages in Alberta.

Employees from any of these municipalities, who coordinate or operate any public utilities and/or who have an inherent interest in the safety and well being of their communities and colleagues, will benefit from participation in this association.

The Association also works with the Alberta Municipal Health & Safety Association in order to fill the need, in "Rural Alberta", for a safer workplace and in the long-term, a decrease in costs to the municipalities.

We continue our support and programs for those who are involved in public utility operation, coordination, installation and/or inspection. Access our news documents by clicking on the links at the right side bar.

Rural Utilities and Safety Association (RUSA)

Operating since 1973, RUSA is an association made up of rural municipalities, counties, towns, special areas and villages dedicated to the safer working conditions for contractors and the public in general when working near any utility, and in the long term, lower costs to municipalities.

RUSA represents and supports our members in areas of professional development, safety, uniform interpretation and application of appropriate legislation. Originally RUSA was founded for the installation of natural gas in Alberta.

Our mandate is to ensure the safety of contractors, workers, the public and future generations when near any utility in the municipality.


Helping Our Members Serve Their Communities


RUSA works closely with the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) to promote and enhance workplace health and safety for all municipalities located in rural and urban Alberta.



Individuals may join RUSA for an annual fee of $100.00 + GST. Membership may be purchased on your delegate registration form or by contacting RUSA. For more details, or to purchase your membership, contact RUSA at 780-210-9557 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RUSA Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced conference pricing
  • Invitation to member’s AGM on Dec. 5, 2017 
  • Invitation to member’s luncheon on Dec. 5, 2017