Projects funded

Projects funded

The following projects were funded by the OHS Innovation and Engagement Grants program.

Show Answer March 2017

The grant projects below were funded in March 2017. All projects should be completed by September 2018.

Grants up to $10,000

  1. 2017 AGM & Seminar: Building for Success, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships

    Funding will support a seminar focused on increasing awareness of health issues, including understanding and recognition of substance abuse and introducing strategies that employers can implement to ensure their workplaces are healthy and safe for all workers.

  2. Improving Information Delivery with Website Redesign, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships

    Funding will support website improvements that will make key information more accessible to users. The website redesign will improve access to tools that support hazard assessment, information about training opportunities, resources to support effective OHS management systems, and information about managing radiation equipment safely.

  3. Hospitality Safety and Security Conference, Alberta Hospitality Safety Association

    Funding will support hosting an inaugural conference for employers and workers focusing on OHS issues relevant to the hospitality industry. The conference will provide practical information and exercises that workers and organizational leaders can use to increase awareness about safety and security in the hospitality industry. It will also support enacting strategies to ensure workplaces are healthy and safe.

  4. Safety & Security Training for Hospitality Employees, Alberta Hospitality Safety Association

    Funding will support development and delivery of online training resources for hospitality workers who may become exposed to workplace violence. The training courses aims to ensure that workers are informed of occupational hazards and prevention measures.

  5. Fit for Duty for Firefighters Seminar, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association

    Funding will support hosting a seminar to bring stakeholders together to learn about Fit for Duty (FFD) and how to apply it as a management system. The seminar will stimulate an understanding of the definition of FFD and the benefits of a comprehensive FFD strategy.

  6. Annual Education Symposium, Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association

    Funding will support the annual association conference. The conference will focus on injury and illness prevention while examining best practices in emergency response, psychological hazards in the workplace, and innovation in health surveillance.

  7. Calgary 2017 NAOSH Week Education Day, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Inc. (Calgary Chapter)

    Funding will support a seminar and safety trade show in the Calgary region, focused on increasing knowledge and awareness of key OHS issues including vehicle and moving equipment hazards and incidents, and workplace psychological hazards.

  8. North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2017, City of Leduc

    Funding will support an event in celebration of NAOSH week 2017. The event will focus on sharing information to support best practices in OHS with workers from multiple regional municipalities with a goal of preventing workplace incidents.

  9. Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Workshop, City of Medicine Hat

    Funding will support a two-day workshop focused on mental health that will be open to workers in the Medicine Hat region. The conference will examine mental health at work, mood and depression, stress and anxiety, and psychological health and safety. The workshop will increase awareness of mental health and the importance of considering mental health as part of a healthy and safe workplace.

  10. Building Health and Safety Capacity for Small Business, Community Futures West Yellowhead

    Funding will support the development of a small business training program, focusing on the basics of health and safety management for small businesses. The program will simplify OHS training for small business and help small businesses develop OHS capacity.

  11. 2017 Regional Health and Safety Conference, Enform Canada

    Funding will support three regional health and safety conferences that focus on leading causes of injury for frontline workers in the upstream oil and gas industry. The conferences will promote awareness about leading causes of incidents and will focus on sharing knowledge about root causes, and how to prevent incidents.

  12. Sixteenth Annual Health and Safety Conference and Trade Fair, Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta

    Funding will support a conference focused on sharing both broad and technical health and safety information that will be relevant to various industries in Alberta. The conference will focus on sharing information that is useful to frontline workers, supervisors, managers and OHS professionals.

  13. Bi-provincial Try A Trade Career Expo, Lloydminster Construction Association

    Funding will support a one-day career expo for high school students. The expo will highlight OHS, and will focus on providing information about personal protective equipment, and hazard identification and control. The expo will also provide an opportunity for students to ask OHS related questions to people with real-world OHS experience.

  14. Lakeland Regional Safety Conference “Learning to Succeed”, Lloydminster Construction Association

    Funding will support a one-day conference and trade show focused on sharing information about current topics and trends in OHS. The conference will focus on supporting skill and knowledge development among safety professionals, who will carry these learnings into workplaces across the region.

  15. Workplace Wellness Conference, The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees

    Funding will support a two-day conference focused on workplace wellness, and building capacity to advocate for safe and healthy workplaces. The conference will focus on developing knowledge, skills and attitudes that support workplace wellness.

  16. Working Stronger; Mental Health Workplace Conference, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division

    Funding will support an inaugural Alberta Workplace Mental Health Conference. With a focus on workplace culture, workplace mental health, human resources and OHS, the conference will bring together mental health leaders, researchers, people with lived experience, employers, managers, and HR and OHS practitioners to advance thinking and practice in mental health in the workplace.

  17. Truss Training Online, Western Wood Truss Association Alberta

    Funding will support development and delivery of an online training resources focused on safety in truss manufacturing. This training will ensure that workers are aware of hazards and strategies that can be used to ensure safety in truss manufacturing.

Grants up to $20,000

  1. Fit for Duty for Firefighters Training Course, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association

    Funding will support delivery of print, electronic and video information to support a broad understanding of Fit for Duty (FFD) and how it can be implemented to support those who are, work with, work for, care for, or manage firefighters.

  2. Aggregate Industry Safety Toolkit, Alberta Sand and Gravel Association

    Funding will support development and delivery of a user-friendly toolkit to share safety standards within the aggregate industry. The toolkit will increase awareness of hazards, and provide information to reduce workplace incidents within the aggregate industry. This toolkit will provide companies of all sizes with the resources they need to implement best practices in OHS.

  3. New OHS Play for Junior High School Audiences, Alberta Workers’ Health Centre Society

    Funding will support development of a play designed to increase junior high school students’ awareness of OHS and related issues. The play will focus on young workers’ OHS information needs, and will include information about hazard assessments and the refusal of unsafe work.

  4. Simplified Development & Implementation of Health and Safety Management Programs, Lac La Biche Regional Community Development Corporation

    Funding will support development of a program to guide small business in developing and implementing effective health and safety management programs. The program will remove barriers that small businesses encounter in setting up health and safety.

  5. Impacting Future Leaders in the Workplace, Our Youth at Work Association

    Funding will support delivery of ten to fifteen large-scale presentations to share information about OHS with people aged 15 – 24 across Alberta. Presentations will focus on reaching audiences in secondary and post-secondary institutions, and will discuss OHS topics that are important for young workers.

  6. Tough Enough to Talk About It, Suicide Prevention Resources Centre

    Funding will support expanding the “Tough Enough to Talk About It” program, which delivers tools and presentations about psychological hazards and workplace mental health to workers and employers throughout Alberta.

  7. High School Construction Safety Videos, The Board of Trustees of Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1

    Funding will support development and production of videos and posters to address safety needs of high schools students and teachers in Construction Technologies Studies courses. Content will expand students’ awareness of safety procedures for specific tools, and will empower students to take ownership of their own safety, with support and guidance from teachers.

  8. Putting Safety Into the Palm of Your Hands, The Board of Trustees of Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14

    Funding will support development and production of safety videos and posters addressing safety needs for high schools students and teachers in Career and Technologies Studies. Content will expand students’ awareness of safety. Video delivery of this information will enable students to take ownership of their own safety, with support and guidance from teachers.

  9. Building Occupational Therapists’ Workplace Resiliency, The Governors of the University of Alberta (Department of Occupational Therapy)

    Funding will support development of a suite of educational materials and tools to reduce the risk of workplace-related compassion fatigue in occupational therapists. This project will focus on raising awareness about work-related compassion fatigue, and sharing strategies to recognize and prevent it.

Grants up to $50,000

  1. Young Farm Workers Safety Days, Agriculture for Life Inc.

    Funding will support development and delivery of farm safety training for junior and senior high school students throughout Alberta. Training will provide education about hazard identification and control, with the goal of preventing incidents, injuries and fatalities.

  2. Certified Transportation Safety Professional Program, Alberta Motor Transport Association

    Funding will support development of a program focused on increasing knowledge and skills among safety professionals in the transportation industry. Program curriculum will combine online and in-class courses focused on building effective health and safety policies and practices.

  3. Safety Measurement Matrix Portal, Alberta Motor Transport Association

    Funding will support development of a web-based portal to measure and disseminate a minimum of 13 initial leading indicators that will enable trucking, motorcoach and bus operators to benchmark their own health, safety and environmental performance against peers within the industry. Benchmarking will enable operators to use data to improve safety performance, with access to relevant educational resources and tools to support performance improvement provided via the portal.

  4. Mental Health for First Responders Online Course, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association

    Funding will support development and delivery of online training related to acute stress disorder in first responders. Training will focus on providing information about symptoms and strategies that can be used to recognize and support workers experiencing these symptoms.

  5. Diversity at Work – Making it Safe for Everyone, The Board of Governors of NorQuest College

    Funding will support development and delivery of online modules to introduce workers with diverse backgrounds to OHS concepts and issues. The modules will explore examples of occupational hazards, and practices to support safe decisions in the workplace.

  6. Tunneling Safe, The Governors of the University of Alberta (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)

    Funding will support development of a program focused on safe tunnel construction. It will highlight best practices and safe work procedures in tunnel construction, and will focus on increasing awareness and knowledge about safety in tunnel construction among engineering students, and workers involved in tunnel construction.

  7. Marijuana in the Workplace, The Governors of the University of Alberta (Division of Preventive Medicine)

    Funding will support the production of a paper synthesizing the best available scientific evidence related to the effects of marijuana on workers in safety-sensitive occupations. The paper will provide evidence-based recommendations that may be used by safety practitioners, industry associations, unions, and employers.

Show Answer March 2016

Capacity Building Grants

This grant stream offers up to $10,000 per project and allows a 12-month timeline for project completion. These projects will be completed by March 31, 2017.

  1. 2016 Occupational Health Conference - "Weathering the Storm", Alberta Occupational Health Nurses' Association

    Funding will support the cost of hosting a 2016 Conference for Occupational Health Nurses, Physicians, Safety and Human Resource Professionals. The conference will examine the psychological effects of traumatic workplace exposures, the effect of the economic climate on mental health and the impact of pre-existing mental health conditions in the workplace.

  2. 2016 Best Practices Conference, Construction Owners Association of Alberta

    Funding will support a two-day conference that will feature safety and productivity moments, and safety-focused workshops that examine how to engage the workforce on safety, developing a high-level safety metric, worker competency, and impairment policies.

  3. 15th Annual Health & Safety Conference & Trade Fair, Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta

    Funding will support a conference to provide broad-based and technical health and safety educational opportunities relevant to all industries in Alberta. The safety conference will appeal to frontline workers, supervisors, managers and OHS professionals.

  4. NAOSH Safety Seminar 2017, The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (Alberta NW Chapter)

    Funding will support the planning and hosting of a safety seminar and safety trade show in the Peace River Region, which will feature specialized safety presentations. Funding will also support the production and distribution of 10,000 copies of a safety flyer identifying current OHS issues and possible solutions.

Action Grants

This grant stream offers up to $20,000 per project and allows an 18-month timeline for project completion. These projects will be completed by September 2017.

  1. Digger's Guide to Safe Borne Burying, Alberta Common Ground Alliance

    Funding will support the development and distribution of an online presentation and safety materials to educate 9 - 12 year olds about ground disturbance hazards and required safety protocols. These learnings will be expanded upon by existing high school-level courses on ground disturbance hazards and safety procedures.

  2. Website Redesign, Alberta Education Health and Safety Association

    Funding will support a project aimed at improving the online delivery of health and safety information targeted for the education sector in Alberta. By providing a professional website with informative content that is easy to search and navigate, this project will help raise OHS awareness, knowledge and stimulate a call to action within the education sector in Alberta.

  3. Occupational Disease - Online Course, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association

    Funding will support the development and delivery of an online educational tool that will be accessible to municipal sector workers who have high-risk exposure to hazards known to cause occupational diseases. The purpose of the course will be to ensure workers are informed of occupational hazards, and prevention measures.

  4. Work Plays Schools Program, Alberta Workers' Health Centre Society

    Funding will support the Work Plays Schools Program, which offers professional theatre productions to students across Alberta. These productions educate junior and senior high school students about Alberta’s labour legislation, including Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Standards, Human Rights, and Workers’ Compensation.

  5. Burnout and Fatigue in the Workplace-An OHS Psychological Hazards Project, College of Physical Therapists of Alberta (operating as Physiotherapy Alberta)

    Funding will support the preparation of a white paper outlining contributing factors to burnout and fatigue within physiotherapy practice. The paper will identify best practices for the management of workplace burnout and fatigue. The project will also develop resources to help physiotherapists and their employers in identify signs of burnout and fatigue and take action to prevent it.

  6. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manual Design and Production Development, College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta

    Funding will support the development and distribution of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) manual development resources that can be adapted to produce practice-specific manuals for IPC and OHS. Funding will also be used to host IPC and OHS peer-review/educational workshops for dental hygienists.

  7. Safety Presentation Program, John Petropoulos Memorial Fund

    Funding will support delivery of safety presentations that highlight the importance of making workplaces safe for first responders. These presentations discuss how ensuring first responder safety at workplaces also makes workplaces safe for others on site. Presentations will be offered to schools, post-secondary institutions, companies, organizations, and conferences.

  8. Navigate the Future of Workplace Health & Safety, The Alberta Food Processors Association

    Funding will support the delivery of ‘Lunch-and-Learn’ sessions, focusing on a variety of OHS topics including: safety considerations for new and young workers, worker training, worker competency, WHIMIS 2015, psychological health and hazards, and industry specific considerations within the agriculture and food processing industries.

  9. Workplace Violence: Risk Awareness, Prevention and Management, The University of Alberta, Department of Occupational Therapy

    Funding will support the development and delivery of an on-line, non-credit module aimed at educating graduate students in Occupational Therapy about workplace violence, including how to recognize and assess risk of violence, how to plan risk reduction and prevention programs, and how to develop personal strategies for resilience and workplace safety.

  10. Increasing Safe Attitudes, Beliefs & Behaviour in Alberta’s Youth, The Job Safety Skills Society of Alberta

    Funding will support a new learning management system (LMS) that will improve course delivery and enable content updates for three high school credit safety courses. The new LMS will increase uptake of the courses, helping to build safety awareness and decrease workplace injury in young people.

Momentum Grants

This grant stream offers up to $50,000 per project and allows an 18-month timeline for project completion. These projects will be completed by September 2017.

  1. Young Farm Workers Safety Day, Agriculture for Life Inc.

    Funding will support the development and delivery of farm safety training for junior and senior high school students throughout rural Alberta. Training will provide education about hazard identification and control, with the goal of preventing incidents, injuries and fatalities.

  2. Community Disability Services Staff Safety Toolkit, Alberta Council of Disability Services

    Funding will support the development and production of a mobile application that will make safety resources accessible for community disability services staff on mobile devices. This project will facilitate improved access to existing resources for individuals who often work alone in a variety of community-based settings.

  3. Benchmarking on-farm Hazard Assessments, Alberta Farm Safety Association

    Funding will support a program that will offer farmers and ranchers an opportunity to invite safety professionals to visit their farms, free of charge, to discuss safety guidelines and practical best practices for farm and ranch safety. When invited to do so, safety professionals will complete benchmark hazard assessments on farms and ranches and share the findings within the industry to facilitate learning and training. Farm and ranch participants will be kept anonymous.

  4. Managing Asbestos at Waste Management Facilities, Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

    Funding will support the development, production, and dissemination of a comprehensive education and training resource that will provide tools to support the implementation of best practices for handling asbestos waste at solid waste management facilities.

  5. OHS Extension through Sustainable Farm Families Program, Raymond & District Futures Society (operating as Farm Safety Centre)

    Funding will support the development and delivery of an OHS training component within the Farm Safety Centre’s Sustainable Farm Families program. Farmers participate in Sustainable Farm Families workshops over three consecutive years, which allows participants to create, and report on their personal action plans and behavior changes related to safety.

  6. "The Hole You Dig" The real cost and impact of ground disturbance gone wrong, Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada

    Funding will support the development and delivery of a non-credit enrichment course for high school students, focused on occupational health and safety as it applies to ground disturbance and excavation activities. The online course will focus on prevention of incidents, injuries and fatalities by discussing clear actions that mitigate hazards associated with ground disturbance and excavation.

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