Each year, your Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) brings together construction health and safety leaders to explore emerging trends and industry opportunities. The ACSA 2022 conference will be held virtually from March 14-18. One of the biggest draws of the ACSA conference is its highly sought-after sessions that cater to on-site workers, owners, operators and executives.
This year the theme is Healthy Living, Safe Workplaces. ACSA will focus on health and safety not just as behaviors, but also as mindsets. Our vision is Lives Lived Safely — it is important to us that everyone returns home to their family, home and community every day. We will explore health and safety from all angles – physical, mental and social – and give participants tools to achieve a safety mindset.
“Security is in every aspect of life – where we work, live and play,” says Tammy Hawkins, ACSA’s Chief Operating Officer. “The ACSA 2022 conference will focus on the health and safety of workers, whether in the workplace or at home, and the essential benefits to help them lead full and healthy lives.”
Although virtual, CASA is taking the initiative to produce five days of live online programming. Using the Pheedloop platform, the ACSA 2022 conference will feature over 10 live web presentations, real-time virtual networking, gamification, and on-demand access to recorded web presentations.
A major highlight will be the keynote presentation by best-selling author and motivational speaker Linda Edgecombe on Monday, March 14. Participants will begin their journey by learning to relax and recognize the changes in their lives. Edgecombe will teach us to find meaning in what works and let go of what doesn’t.
Shawn Kanungo, the inspirational strategist of disruption, will end the conference on a high note on Friday, March 18. He will bring a unique perspective that will help individuals and teams build the mindset and muscles for disruption, focusing on how to make bold decisions. reinvent themselves and take control of their destiny.
Over its five days, the ACSA 2022 conference will feature industry-specific topics for organizational and personal growth.
The program includes occupational health and safety legislation updates, employment legal updates, technology advancements, news, Internal Responsibility System (IRS) overview, strategy and disruption prevention, screening and response to substance use in the construction industry.
Additionally, ACSA hosts two high-powered panels. The first will focus on the future of jobs and workplaces in Alberta, while the second will highlight new technologies set to transform the construction industry.
Through a diverse range of programs, participants can explore different areas of growth and reinvent aspects of their lives. However, increasing conference programming isn’t CASA’s only ambitious offering.
Over the years, CASA has prioritized engaging stakeholders and members to proactively address their needs and interests. CASA has heard that stakeholders look to the association for health and safety information as they begin and develop their profession in the construction industry.
“The last few years have been difficult for everyone,” says Hawkins. “We want to reduce barriers to learning and ensure that all of our members, students and, really, everyone has access to CASA training and services.”
CASA has reduced its general registration fee to $99. “This award reflects our appreciation for your continued support and allows anyone who wishes to attend to do so,” says Hawkins.
In addition, for the first time ever, CASA is offering free registration to current post-secondary students. CASA understands the high costs of education and limited opportunities for post-secondary students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The association strongly supports students in their professional development and in the discovery of their respective fields. The opportunity to network with industry leaders and increase their awareness of workplace health and safety is a springboard to their growth.
Since registration officially opened in December 2021, ACSA has seen a 50% increase in registrants compared to last year. The association believes the increase in enrollment reflects a commitment by participants to stay focused on workplace health and safety despite the current challenges.
Of course, the conference is also supported by sponsors. ACSA offers a competitive sponsorship package, offering customizable benefits to meet unique business needs. Companies can promote their brands and engage directly with attendees throughout the five days of live programming.
CFSA is also offering free delegate packages to the first 500 attendees. Registrants can expect a full set of ACSA-branded gear and local treats from Alberta-based businesses.
Although the conference is online, CASA ensures that it is high quality and engaging for attendees. Participants will be both enlightened and informed throughout the five days of programming. To reserve your place at ACSA 2022, please visit here.