Health & Safety Resources

Together we can maintain a culture of safety.

We know that health and safety is important to our members, and we’re here to support continuous improvement. We work with forestry companies, government, WCB-Alberta, and other agencies to set and achieve rigorous performance standards.


AFPA is a Certifying Partner (CP) in the Government of Alberta’s Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) program, also known as the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program. A COR shows that an employer’s occupational health and safety management system has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards.

If you work in Alberta’s forestry industry, we can help you develop a health and safety management system. We will:

  • provide effective health & safety training and services,
  • coordinate audit processes, and
  • provide quality assurance.

We work closely with the Workers’ Compensation Board – AlbertaAlberta Jobs, Economy and Northern Development,  and the Industry Task Force (ITF) Association to effectively influence positive change and ensure our industry’s voice is heard. AFPA plays a key role in enabling our industry to speak with a single voice on the most pressing issues affecting the industry.

Health & Safety Resources

Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program

The COR program promotes the establishment of effective occupational health and safety management systems in Alberta. As a Certifying Partner in the COR program, AFPA is authorized to administer the COR program to Alberta employers and help them become COR-certified.

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Consultant Auditors

AFPA certified, external, consultant auditors are available to conduct your certification and re-certification audits in both the regular COR and small employer SECOR programs. Find more information, including auditor bios, here.


Health and Safety Training

We offer in-person (classroom-style or virtual, instructor-led) and online courses to facilitate worker competency and promote safer work environments. Find current and upcoming learning opportunities here.

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AFPA Audit Templates

Every organization is unique, and its needs evolve with its size and complexity. We have developed audit protocols tailored to accommodate companies of all sizes. Whether you’re a small startup, a mid-sized enterprise, or a large corporation, our audit protocols are designed to align with your specific requirements. We believe that effective auditing is a cornerstone of success, and we invite you to explore our protocols to discover how we can support your organization’s journey towards excellence.


Safety Talks

Discover our curated selection of impactful safety/toolbox talks, each targeting key workplace safety concerns. These talks are designed to deliver concise and actionable safety information to your team, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge needed to address critical hazards and promote a culture of safety within your organization.

Workplace Health

Workplace health promotion programs can make a big difference in employees’ long-term health. We offer a free downloadable toolkit to help employers develop and implement effective workplace health policies, programs and activities.

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Physical Demands Analyses (PDA)

A PDA systematically quantifies and evaluates the physical and environmental demands of all tasks for a specific job, in its entirety. These analyses can help you determine whether a job is safe and appropriate for a particular worker.

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We like to recognize exceptional performance. Every year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Jasper, AB., AFPA presents the annual Health and Safety Awards for the forest industry.

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Find annual conferences and professional development opportunities in health and safety here.

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Reports and Publications

We compile a variety of reports and publications, including documents, handbooks, guides, research reports and fact sheets. Click below to browse through the reports and publications alphabetically.

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Poster Resources

We offer free, printable, forestry-specific posters to keep health and safety top of mind in our workplaces. Physical copies of the posters can also be ordered. Contact AFPA for details.

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What’s New?

Access news releases, program and service updates, upcoming events and other important updates on health and safety matters here.

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We support safe transportation in the forest industry.


Transportation resources

Lumber Grading

AFPA offers lumber grading courses in the spring and fall, access to an online quality management system and more.


Lumber Grading resources