2019 Conference Registration

The 2019 Conference Registration form is now available! We are excited for the 46th annual Conference and Trade Show December 2-5, 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta at the lovely Cambridge Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Red Deer). Detailed information on all of the sessions, presenters, etc. is available in our registration package. If you have questions contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This year's conference includes:

  • Pre-conference sessions -  Everything D.I.S.C. Management (cancelled - participants are being contacted for refunds), Joint Worksite Health and Safety Committees, Lagoon Specialists, Cargo Securement, Tailgate Meeting Essentials
  • Pre-conference evening session - Mental Health Common Issues
  • Welcome address and opening keynote (Creating Wellness in the Workplace)
  • Where's the Line? - Joint Utility Safety Team
  • OHS Compliance Update and What's New for the Water and Wastewater Industry
  • Informative Sessions - Goodbye Stress, Hello Life!, Buried Utilities, Waste Water Pumps, Decontamination of Firefighters and their Equipment, Contractor Management, Crime Prevention, Responding to Addiction & Mental Health in the Workplace, National Safety Code Standards, Drug Testing, Lead and Manganese
  • Closing Keynote - Emotionally Intelligent Leadership. How Does Your EQ Influence Your Safety Leadership?
  • Tradeshow and Reception
  • Fun Casino Night

Sessions will be presented by respected speakers from several fields, including AMHSA staff and contract trainers, OHS Officers, mental health professionals, Norquest College, Xylem Inc., Alberta Health Services, Badger Daylighting, City of Edmonton, RCMP, Sure Hire, and ACSA.

Our conference is on Attendify! Access the QA Code here

We are extremely grateful to the 2019 Sponsors, including:

  • Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (Elite)
  • Fortis Alberta (Platinum)
  • NS Pawliuk & Sons (Gold)
  • City of Edmonton (Gold)

Fortis and RUSA support powerline safety - for more information visit


2019 Trade Show

Booths are going fast, only a few remain! Trade Show Registration Form now available.

This year's trade show will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 11:30 am - 6:30 pm, with a new layout. If you would like to request a specific booth or booths, please let us know! Booth requests are not guaranteed but we will do our best to accommodate. Large displays and space for equipment is available and encouraged! 

Contact Keith Bobey, Trade Show Coordinator:

  • 780 963 5087
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Undecided? Keith can supply you with our complete Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration package, which includes information about the conference, what's new, information about the trade show and exhibitor information, and sponsorship opportunities.


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. 

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  • For trade show information, contact Keith Bobey
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    • 780-963-5087
  • For conference information, contact Bryan Bespalko
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    • 780-210-9557