Pre-conference sessions may have an additional cost - see the registration form for more details. Unless listed, session CEUs are TBA.
Legislation and Health & Safety Committees Cancelled
(8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Please be advised that the planned pre-conference session “Legislation and Health & Safety Committee training” will not be available for RUSA to present due to provincial government approvals being delayed. RUSA & AMHSA are working diligently to provide a Safety stream session with an equal CEU number for our delegates. Stay tuned for further information. For those who have registered for this specific session, please be advised that you will be given the opportunity to change your registration as soon as we have the replacement session in place.
Powered Mobile Equipment (8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Presented by Northern Lakes College, this full day course provides an in-depth look at reducing workplace injury, death, and property damage by operating mobile equipment safely. This session covers a range of topics: from increasing safety awareness, to developing procedures, to identifying and controlling hazardous conditions and worker limitations. Participants will review their responsibilities for safe equipment operation and will discuss strategies for risk assessment and mitigation. Recommended for those operating or working near powered mobile equipment. 0.6 CEUs
Ground Disturbance (8:00 am-5:00 pm)
This course is designed for planners, managers, supervisors and employees who are, or will be, required to develop, plan, and implement any kind of ground disturbance. Topics presented will include: identifying and defining ground disturbance; describing the hazards of ground disturbance; what permits and agreements will be required; how to locate and identify underground facilities; regulations associated with ground disturbance; reclamation overview; responsibilities for owners and ground disturber; and safety requirements. Theoretical concepts presented will be supplemented with a small group exercise related to planning a pipeline job. Presented by Jeff Mulligan, Astec Safety.
*This Supervisory Level Ground Disturbance course has been assessed and is endorsed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance as meeting the requirements of ABCGA Standard 201 Ground Disturbance Supervisory (https://www.digsafeab.ca/).
Hydrant Maintenance & Operations (8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Join Terry Melenyk of the Wolseley Waterworks Group for a look at hydrant inspection and maintenance through technical, practical, and hands-on exercises using “hydrant cutaways”. Includes complete internal operation of all major manufacturers and tools required for internal inspections which will assist in determining your own custom maintenance program. Dechlorination requirements and equipment will also be discussed. 0.6 CEUs
Conference registration is not required to attend meetings.
Alberta Cities Safety Council (10:00 am-3:00 pm)
Facilitated by AMHSA. Additional details TBA.
RUSA AGM & Luncheon (12:00 pm-1:00 pm)
RUSA members only. Additional details TBA.
Evening Sessions & Entertainment
New evening session!
Street Drugs & their Effects (6:30 pm-8:30 pm)
Presented by the RCMP. Join Sgt. Clayton Wilbern for a look at street drugs and their effects, including fentanyl, prescription drugs, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, alcohol, and marijuana.
Hospitality Room (8:30 pm-11:00 pm)
Details available at the registration desk.