Alberta Forrest

The Alberta Forest Products Association is committed to helping employers and workers reduce losses through workplace injury by providing quality information and resources to the forest products industry.

AFPA In-Class Training Schedule and Registration Form

 2018 AFPA Health & Safety Training Schedule
 2018 AFPA Health & Safety Course Registration Form

E-Learning

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Access to an increasingly growing list of classroom quality e-Learning courses is NOW AVAILABLE through CompetencyMill. Comprehensive training solutions for both individuals and companies are available that focus on what’s really important – worker competency.

AFPA Members:  Accounts have already been created. Contact AFPA for more details.

Contractors are welcome to utilize the training! Log-in to CompetencyMill for more information and to set-up your account.

Pulp and Paper Safety Orientation (P&PSO)

The AFPA’s Pulp and Paper Safety Orientation is available for members, their employees and contractors exclusively through CompetencyMill.

Wood Products Safety Orientation (WPSO)

The AFPA’s Wood Products Safety Orientation is available for members, their employees and contractors exclusively through CompetencyMill.

New in 2018

AFPA / Advantage Fleet Services Inc. Vehicle Training

AFPA partnered with Advantage Fleet Services Inc. this year to help companies and organizations address the job requirement that is among their riskiest daily activity – DRIVING.
Our goal is to improve safety practices and save lives through behavioural based driver training programs.
Please contact AFPA (780.452.2841) for more information on the course options available and to set-up a training course in your area.

Wildlife Awareness – cont’d in 2018

This 4-hour course is a must for anyone who works in close proximity to wildlife habitat areas.

Participants will learn how to avoid bear and other wildlife encounters, and what to do should an encounter occur. It also provides practical training in the use of bear spray. To register download the registration form above or contact Carrie with AFPA at 780.452.2841.

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PIR Program – COR Maintenance Options Training / Overviews

Corrective Action Report (CAR) in lieu of Maintenance Audit Option

CAR is a PIR maintenance option available to select employers that hold a valid certificate of recognition (COR) that has been active for a minimum of 4 years and that scored no less that 90% on their last re-certification audit. For details and approval for use, please contact AFPA.

Action Plan in lieu of Maintenance Audit Option

Action Plan is a PIR maintenance option available to select employers that hold a valid certificate of recognition (COR) that has been active for a minimum of 4 years and that scored no less that 85% on their last re-certification audit. For details and approval for use, please contact AFPA.

Awareness Training

The AFPA recommends a number of E-Learning Awareness Programs developed in cooperation with WorkSafe Alberta:

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation awareness training
Hazard Assessment and Control awareness training
Hazard Assessment for Driving awareness training
Incident Investigation awareness training
Noise and Hearing Protection awareness training
Shiftwork and Fatigue awareness training
Working at Heights
Back and Bums: Applying Basic Ergonomics awareness training

Pandemic Influenza – Best Practices and Train the Trainer for Workplace Health and Safety during Pandemic Influenza

Best Practice Guideline
Train the Trainer Pandemic Influenza Presentation, with notes
Pandemic Influenza Best Practices Final document – May 2009

West Nile Virus – West Nile virus is a virus mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Find out more about the symptoms of the West Nile Virus and how you can minimize your risk by consulting the following resources:

West Nile Virus – It’s Your Health fact sheet
Insect Repellents
Mosquitoes – What are they?

Combustible Wood Dust Hazard Education and Training Modules

Training resources for workers, supervisors, and employers in Wood processing facilities – developed by FIPI (Fire Inspection and Prevention Intiative) and the Manufacturers’ Advisory Group.

For access to these training modules go to Publications and Reports.