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See Event Details below, or check our Calendar View to give you an overview of all upcoming events to help you schedule ahead.

Events represent an opportunity to expand your professional development. Where applicable we provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which we will highlight in our event description section.

We have a mix of some events that are free admission to all who register, and others where there is a fee for members and/or non-members of AAC listed. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express and processing is done through the registration process.

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Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online
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    Risk Assessment and Analysis Webinar Series - FREE WEBINAR: Part 1 - How to Use a Risk Matrix to Assess and Visualize Risk! - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

    The first in a 3-part series of webinars on risk assessment and analysis  processes that can be used for quality, health & safety, and environmental management systems.

    This 1-hour, Part 1 webinar is offered for free, and will present an example of a risk matrix tool that will take the assessor on a journey that will help provide a means to identify the likelihood and consequence of the risks they wish to better understand. 

    Part of a functioning risk assessment and analysis process is the ability to assess risks through a risk matrix.

    What is a risk matrix? The risk matrix, often also referred to as a risk diagram, is a tool used to help visualize the risk in order to help the assessor determine the severity potential of the risk and its potential to cause an undesirable effect or consequence.

    The key concepts that will be covered include:

    • Likelihood
    • Consequence
    • Risk categories
    • Action priority

    Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able:

    • To understand the basic principles behind a risk matrix and how it is used when assessing risks, real, or perceived, that a company may face.
    • Compile a risk matrix that is specific for your company.
    • Assess risk in terms of likelihood and consequence to identify the order of change based on the overall risk score assessed to the risks that have gone through the risk matrix.

    The value of this webinar will aid in developing further:

    • Problem-solving skills
    • Critical thinking awareness
    • Risk management control priority recognition


    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    (Click on the grey Register button above )

    A link to attend the presentation will be sent to all registrants prior to the course.


    We encourage everyone to share this email with all your colleagues & contacts who may benefit from this topic!

    Register Now

    If you are not the original recipient of this email...

    Please click on the Register Now button above if you would like to register. Choose the session you want to attend. This will allow a new registration not linked to the email recipient. When this page reappears, please click on the grey Register button to start your registration.

    Thank you!


     TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST SESSIONS

    The seminar was most informative, provided interesting background to the current use of Risk Matrices and presented a series of examples to demonstrate the increasing complexity of risk management tools which are available depending on site specific needs. The professional experiences and “real world” examples which Mr. Hawkins shared in the session added to the overall learning experience for participants. Mr. Hawkins also shared his presentation with attendees ensuring that a valuable reference document is always available to them. 

    August 19, 2022 -  Sue Keane & Colin Duerden, Principals, Duerden & Keane Environmental Inc.



    Presenter: Duncan Hawkins, Manager, Quality Assurance and Process Development, PROPAK Systems Ltd.

    Duncan has over 27-years of experience in a combination of manufacturing sectors ranging from oil and gas, transportation, plastics, and industrial electrical working in both occupational health and safety, and quality management. Additionally, having worked in Alberta for a Certifying Partner in the Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR) as a course and program facilitator, lead auditor and audit reviewer, compliance representative serving the manufacturing sector, and Senior Safety Advisor, Duncan brings a vast array of ideas and approaches to meeting the requirements in ISO 45001/ 9001.

    Disclaimer: The risk matrix offered in this webinar is only an example of a risk matrix and is not to be confused with a mandated risk matrix offered by the AAC. Although there are various approaches for assessing risk through a risk matrix, it is important for a company to use a matrix that can meet their needs while also ensure risk can and will be assessed consistently through the matrix in order to lay the foundation for continual improvement opportunities within the functioning management system.


    AAC reserves the right to adjust the program


    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • online
    Register


    Risk Assessment & Analysis Workshops

    General Guide to a Harmonized Approach to ISO Requirements

    2 x 2 1/4 hr. Workshops + 2 hr. Assignment

    0.65 Continuing Educations Units (CEUs)


    Participants will be provided information that can be used to develop a risk assessment program to meet the requirements noted in ISO 9001, 45001, and 14001.

    The course is:

    • interactive and dynamic training 
    • designed for the beginner to intermediate level program professional who need to either develop and/ or audit risk assessment programs within their own company and/ or industry companies
    • concepts and examples provided are based on audits with third-party registrars and their comments into a holistic risk assessment approach to the ISO requirements.


    Divided into two Parts - A and B (2 1/4 hours each) plus participants will be required to complete a risk assessment assignment and submit for grading (after completing both workshops)Estimated time to complete the risk assessment will be 2-hours.


    Training sessions open to the public!

    AAC Members and Affiliates* - $175 + taxes

    Regular - $300 + taxes

    Student** - $150 + taxes

    *Affiliates such as Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE), ECO Canada, and the Alberta Occupational H&S Auditors Association (AOSAA) in good standing qualify for AAC member rates.

    ** Full-time students wishing to register for the conference will be required to present their student ID on the first day of the conference. There is a limited number of sponsored student packages available. Contact the AAC for further information.



    Upcoming dates


    When Registering - Pick one Part A and one Part B date

    (Note: must complete A before taking B)


    Part A

    2022

    October 19th

    November 16th

    December 7th

    Part B

    2022

    October 26th

    November 23rd

    December  14th







    Learning Goals - On successful completion of this course participants will understand:

    1. Discussion on a Risk Matrix that reflects the maturity of the company management systems in place (i.e. health and safety, environment, operational, etc.).
    2. Defining the basic steps for the risk assessment and analysis process that will allow the participant to be able ensure a strong effort is put forward to defining associated risks within the company.
    3. Assess overall levels of risk in terms of likelihood and consequences in order to identify a company’s inventory of “critical” to “acceptable risks”.
    4. Understanding the levels of controls to pursue to eliminate and/ or control the risks.
    5. Ideas on auditing a risk assessment program.
    6. Understanding the connection risk assessments have to investigations and the court.


    Key concepts that will be covered include:

    • Hazards and Risks
    • Risk Evaluations
    • Risk Control Hierarchy
    • Due Diligence and Foreseeability
    • Risk Assessment Harmonization

    Value to Program Participants - aid in:

    • Developing a risk management program if one is not yet existing
    • Concepts to take forward in being able to link risk assessments between the ISO requirements
    • Ideas on approaching auditing a process/ task-based risk management program
    • Each participant will receive a training manual that they will be able to use and reference once the course is complete



    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    (Click on the grey Register button above to start your registration)


    We encourage everyone to share this information with all your colleagues and contacts who may benefit from this training!

    If  you are not the original recipient of this email

    and you would like to register, please click on the Register Now button above. Choose the session you want to attend. This will allow a new registration not linked to the email recipient. When this page reappears, please click on the grey Register button to start your registration.

    Thank you!


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    Presenter: Duncan Hawkins, Manager, Quality Assurance and Process Development, PROPAK Systems Ltd.

    Duncan has over 27-years of experience in a combination of manufacturing sectors ranging from oil and gas, transportation, plastics, and industrial electrical working in both occupational health and safety, and quality management. Additionally, having worked in Alberta for a Certifying Partner in the Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR) as a course and program facilitator, lead auditor and audit reviewer, compliance representative serving the manufacturing sector, and Senior Safety Advisor, Duncan brings a vast array of ideas and approaches to meeting the requirements in ISO 45001/ 9001.

    Disclaimer: The risk matrix offered in this webinar is only an example of a risk matrix and is not to be confused with a mandated risk matrix offered by the AAC. Although there are various approaches for assessing risk through a risk matrix, it is important for a company to use a matrix that can meet their needs while also ensure risk can and will be assessed consistently through the matrix in order to lay the foundation for continual improvement opportunities within the functioning management system.


    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Only cancellations received in advance of the Event registration deadline are entitled to a full refund. Cancellation fees will be assessed as follows:

    1. Cancellation is more than 4 weeks in advance of the Event start dateNo Cancellation fee will be assessed.

    2. Cancellation is between 2 weeks and less than 4 weeks in advance of the Event start date: A non-refundable service fee of $25.00 or 50% of the registration fee (whichever is greater). If the registration fee is unpaid, the registrant shall be responsible for the appropriate cancellation fee.

    3. Cancellation less than 2 weeks of the Event start date: There will be no refunds for cancellations, and the registrant shall be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee.


    AAC reserves the right to adjust the program


    • 24 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • MHSA Training Centre, 225 Parsons Road, SW, Edmonton, Alberta
    Register


    OHS Lead Auditor Training

    ISO 45001 & 19011 Standards

    For Auditors, and those with OHS Responsibilities!

    5-day (35-hour) instructor lead program

      3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and complements any COR Safety Program


    Upcoming dates in Edmonton, AB 


    October 24 - 28, 2022 



    5 - day Course - $1,300 + taxes + ISO Standards*

     (Note: Alberta taxes applicable -  total 5% GST)

     * Participants to bring their own copies of the two Standards due to copyrights - to permit registrants to use them after the course.

    Note: Morning snacks, lunch and beverages AM & PM included.

    The Auditing Association of Canada (AAC) is pleased to announce this collaboration with The Manufactures’ Health and Safety Association in Alberta (MHSA) to offer the Occupational Health & Safety Lead Auditor (OHS(LA) Training. 

    Training sessions open to the public!


    On successful completion of this course participants will understand:

    • The purpose and benefit of risk based management systems
    • The requirements, definitions, concepts and guidance of the ISO 45001 standard
    • The critical role of auditors in the process
    • All aspects of managing audit programs, and conducting audits – i.e. the roles and responsibilities of the auditor in accordance with ISO 19011
    • The concepts, definitions and guidance of ISO 19011 and be able to apply them in daily practice
    • All phases of a risk-based audit
    • The importance of personal attributes, including how to communicate effectively
    • How to develop meaningful findings and clear value added reports
    • How to identify, assess, and techniques for controlling hazards, and
    • How to assess the conformity and adequacy of an organization’s management system.

    See Health & Safety Training for more details 



    REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    (Click on the grey Register button above to start your registration)

    Limited space - maximum 14 per session

    We encourage everyone to share this information with all your colleagues and contacts who may benefit from this training!


    OHS(LA) Training


    If  you are not the original recipient of this email and you would like to register, please click on the OHS(LA) Training button above and then the Events and Training button. Choose the session you want to attend. This will allow a new registration not linked to the email recipient. When this page reappears, please click on the grey Register button to start your registration. Thank you!


    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Only cancellations received in advance of the Event registration deadline are entitled to a full refund. Cancellation fees will be assessed as follows:

    1. Cancellation is more than 4 weeks in advance of the Event start dateNo Cancellation fee will be assessed.

    2. Cancellation is between 2 weeks and less than 4 weeks in advance of the Event start date: A non-refundable service fee of $25.00 or 50% of the registration fee (whichever is greater). If the registration fee is unpaid, the registrant shall be responsible for the appropriate cancellation fee.

    3. Cancellation less than 2 weeks of the Event start date: There will be no refunds for cancellations, and the registrant shall be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee.


    AAC reserves the right to adjust the program


     THANK YOU TO OUR VENUE SPONSOR!



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    • 12 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM (MST)
    • 16 Dec 2022
    • 4:00 PM (MST)
    • #201, 292060 Wagon Wheel Link, Rocky View, Alberta (just north of Calgary)
    Register


    OHS Lead Auditor Training

    ISO 45001 & 19011 Standards

    For Auditors, and those with OHS Responsibilities!

    5-day (35-hour) instructor lead program

      3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and complements any COR Safety Program


    Upcoming dates in Rocky View, AB (just north of Calgary)


    December 12-16, 2022


    5 - day Course - $1,300 + taxes + ISO Standards*

     (Note: Alberta taxes applicable -  total 5% GST)

     * Participants to bring their own copies of the two Standards due to copyrights - to permit registrants to use them after the course.

    Note: Morning snacks, lunch and beverages AM & PM included.

    The Auditing Association of Canada (AAC) is pleased to announce this collaboration with The Manufactures’ Health and Safety Association in Alberta (MHSA) to offer the Occupational Health & Safety Lead Auditor (OHS(LA) Training. 

    Training sessions open to the public!


    On successful completion of this course participants will understand:

    • The purpose and benefit of risk based management systems
    • The requirements, definitions, concepts and guidance of the ISO 45001 standard
    • The critical role of auditors in the process
    • All aspects of managing audit programs, and conducting audits – i.e. the roles and responsibilities of the auditor in accordance with ISO 19011
    • The concepts, definitions and guidance of ISO 19011 and be able to apply them in daily practice
    • All phases of a risk-based audit
    • The importance of personal attributes, including how to communicate effectively
    • How to develop meaningful findings and clear value added reports
    • How to identify, assess, and techniques for controlling hazards, and
    • How to assess the conformity and adequacy of an organization’s management system.

    See Health & Safety Training for more details 



    REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    (Click on the grey Register button above to start your registration)

    Limited space - maximum 14 per session

    We encourage everyone to share this information with all your colleagues and contacts who may benefit from this training!


    OHS(LA) Training


    If  you are not the original recipient of this email and you would like to register, please click on the OHS(LA) Training button above and then the Events and Training button.  Choose the session you want to attend. This will allow a new registration not linked to the email recipient. When this page reappears, please click on the grey Register button to start your registration. Thank you!


    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Only cancellations received in advance of the Event registration deadline are entitled to a full refund. Cancellation fees will be assessed as follows:

    1. Cancellation is more than 4 weeks in advance of the Event start dateNo Cancellation fee will be assessed.

    2. Cancellation is between 2 weeks and less than 4 weeks in advance of the Event start date: A non-refundable service fee of $25.00 or 50% of the registration fee (whichever is greater). If the registration fee is unpaid, the registrant shall be responsible for the appropriate cancellation fee.

    3. Cancellation less than 2 weeks of the Event start date: There will be no refunds for cancellations, and the registrant shall be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee.


    AAC reserves the right to adjust the program


     THANK YOU TO OUR VENUE SPONSOR!



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    Join AAC and take advantage of member savings and benefits!

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