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 is continuously monitoring new and evolving public health measures to ensure training can be delivered in the safest way possible, when possible. Any necessary changes to the schedule will be communicated as soon as possible!

AFPA In-Class Training Schedule and Registration Form

2021 AFPA Health & Safety Training Schedule
2021 AFPA Health & Safety Course Registration Form

E-Learning

Access to an increasingly growing list of classroom quality e-Learning courses is NOW AVAILABLE through MyOTF. A simple and low cost solution for all of your online training needs. Available for both individuals and companies, MyOTF focuses on what’s really important – worker competency.

  • AFPA Members:  Contact AFPA for access to members-only online training.
  • AFPA Contractors: Log-in to MyOTF for more information and to set-up your account. Don’t forget to use this voucher code KU6D2E during set-up.

Pulp and Paper Safety Orientation (P&PSO)

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

  • AFPA Members:  Contact AFPA for access to members-only online training.
  • AFPA Contractors: Log-in to MyOTF for more information and to set-up your account. Don’t forget to use this voucher code KU6D2E during set-up.

Wood Products Safety Orientation (WPSO)

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

  • AFPA Members:  Contact AFPA for access to members-only online training.
  • AFPA Contractors: Log-in to MyOTF for more information and to set-up your account. Don’t forget to use this voucher code KU6D2E during set-up.

Continued in 2021

AFPA / Advantage Fleet Services Inc. Vehicle Training

AFPA partnered with Advantage Fleet Services Inc. in previous years 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

This 4-hour course is a must for anyone who works in close proximity to wildlife habitat areas. Classes are scheduled in Whitecourt May 1st. Contact AFPA for details and to register.

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 the AFPA at 780.452.2980.

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OHS Resources – Publications/Webinars/Employer Records/ Statistics

Alberta Labour and Immigration has developed a number of OHS Publications and Webinars for employers and workers. In addition, OHS eNews, Employer Records and OHS Statistics can be accessed.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Resource Portal

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 Initiative) and the Manufacturers’ Advisory Group.

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