Safety Training Certification

Plasterers Joint Apprenticeship Training Fund Committee Approved / Reimbursable Training Courses.

If you are a Local 222 member, the following list of courses/costs are reimbursable through the Training fund. Reimbursement for any other courses not listed will require approval by the committee.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Members working in Saskatchewan

Those members working in Saskatchewan are now required to have a ticket/card from the Construction Opportunities Development Council Inc. (CODC) for a course called "Rights & Responsibilities (R&R)."

  • The course is done online via the internet
  • takes approximately 4 hours to complete 
  • and a confirmation letter can be printed. 

CODC Construction Opportunities Development Council Inc. - offers these course:

  • Alcohol & Drug Supervisory Training
  • Better SuperVision
  • Rights and Responsibilities (R&R)
  • Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT)
  • Supervision Matter

For further details click here, or to register please contact the Training Center.


STANDARD SAFETY TRAINING requirements

To Gain access to any industrial construction site in Alberta, every member is required to have the fallowing set of standard safety training certification in their possessions.

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) No expiry - except members are required to have the version 9 upgrade
  • Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Regional Orientation (no expiry)
  • OSSA BSO
  • OSSA Fall Protection (harness training) expires every 3 years
  • Rights & Responsibilities (R&R) - for members working in Saskatchewan ONLY, expires every 5 years

SPECIALTY SAFETY COURSES

Contractor Initiated courses – Members only

Based on a particular job need, our Contractors may request our members get additional training. The Contractor must request one of these courses in order for the Training Fund to cover the cost.

  • Man Lift / Aerial Platform - Card expires every 3 years
  • H2S Alive - Card expires every 3 years
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Confined Space Monitor
  • First Aid

SAFETY CARDS REMINDER

As you know, job opportunities can come up quickly. As a member, and part of our Code of Conduct, we have a duty to ourselves, the Contractors and to the Local to:

  • BE READY TO WORK
  • So keep your Safety Cards up-to-date: check the expiry dates on your cards
  • Get re-certified BEFORE your card expires
  • These kinds of delays can cause missed job opportunities!

CAREER ADVANCEMENT COURSES – must be initiated by a Contractor

Construction Safety Officer (CSO) certification

Go to www.acsa-safety.org/

Leadership for Safety Excellence

Go to www.acsa-safety.org

Better SuperVision

Go to www.bettersupervision.org

Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (ICCS)

Go to www.bettersupervision.org/


SAFETY COURSES

CSTS – Construction Safety Training System (version 9)

  • Is an online course through the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA)
  • Training is done individually and takes on average 6-7 hours to complete
  • For a list of Lesson Topics, click here: www.acsa-safety.org
  • CSTS is for union membership only
  • membership register, please call the Training Center at 780-490-4327
  • Card does not expire
  • After Verification from the dispatch department the training centre will then send a link for the CSTS training through the email address provided.
  • CSTS will not be reimbursable from third party providers

STANDARD SAFETY COURSES Additional Information and Requirements

OSSA Regional Orientation

OSSA - Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)

  • For BSO training details & training providers, contract the training centre
  • All initial costs for obtaining the BSO will be the members responsibility
  • Reimbursement eligibility, once the BSO credential is obtained the member must complete an additional 500 hundred hours of work in the field and provide a valid copy of both the receipt and the certification card for reimbursement!

OSSA Fall Protection (Harness Training)

  • Expiry’s every three years
  • Fallprotection Training must be authorized through the training centre
  • Fallprotection Training without authorization, limits the reimbursement to $50.00
  • Fallprotection for members who live other than the Edmonton Area and cannot attend the Fallprotection locally for these reasons, limits the reimbursement too $150.00

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Version 9

  • After Verification from the dispatch department the training centre will then send a link for the CSTS Training through Email to the email address provided.
  • CSTS will not be reimbursable from third party provides!

OSSA Fallprotection (harness training)

  • Expiry’s every three years
  • Fallprotection Training must be authorized through the training centre
  • Fallprotection Training without authorization, limits the reimbursement to $50.00
  • Fallprotection for members who chose to live other than Edmonton and cannot attend the Fallprotection locally or through the training centre , limits the reimbursement too $150.00

OSSA Regional Orientation (no Expiry)

  • Note Changes, As of July 1, 2015, an in the seat 4 hour Basic Safety Orientation for ,ALL NEW workers who intend to work at OSSA member work sites must, at a minimum, have the new Basic Safety Orientation (BSO). This new orientation will replace the OSSA Regional Orientation (ORO) and Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) courses as a pre-site access requirement at participating member work sites. The new BSO course is currently being introduced in locations across Canada. ORO training is no longer available. Please check with your employer to determine if any other OSSA training is required.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This training requirement applies only to NEW workers. If you already have proof of ORO and CSTS certification, you will continue to have site access

OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)

  • For BSO training details & training providers, contract the training centre
  • All initial costs for obtaining the BSO will be the members responsibility
  • Reimbursement eligibility, once the BSO credential is obtained the member must complete an additional 500 hundred hours of work in the field and provide a valid copy of both the receipt and the certification card for reimbursement!

Hilti Qualified Operator of Powder Actuated tool

  • Hilti Qualified Operators certification expires every 5 years
  • For training bookings & details contact the training centre

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