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 – Alberta, Alberta 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.read more
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.Auditors
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Find annual conferences and professional development opportunities in health and safety here.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Access news releases, program and service updates, upcoming events and other important updates on health and safety matters here.read more
We support safe transportation in the forest industry.
FIND RESOURCES FOR FORESTRY-RELATED TRANSPORTATIONTransportation resources
AFPA offers lumber grading courses in the spring and fall, access to an online quality management system and more.
FIND RESOURCES FOR LUMBER GRADINGLumber Grading resources