Date Posted

November 27, 2019

The AMTA is asking employers and employees to participate in a short survey regarding transportation specific education in OHS. Please respond by Dec. 2, 2019.

Employers:

Employers suffer from a lack of qualified and knowledgeable safety practitioners who are capable of meeting the safety and compliance needs of the transportation industry. While there are numerous stand-alone courses available, it is apparent that there is a need to align and enhance training between industry and academic institutions. As such, the AMTA is working alongside the University of Alberta and we currently require your input.

Contact erik.sherman@amta.ca if you would like to discuss this initiative.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY

Employees:

Safety practitioners suffer from a lack of readily recognized education that meets the needs of the transportation industry. While there are numerous stand-alone courses available, it is apparent that there is a need to align and enhance training between industry and academic institutions. As such, the AMTA is working alongside the University of Alberta and we currently require your input. A structured and transportation specific education program in OHS would ensure that safety practitioners gain the knowledge and skills required to support their functions and roles pertaining to compliance, safety regulation, national safety code and industry best practices. Standardization of such a program would ultimately improve safety outcomes and support health and safety professionals throughout their careers, and who have ever increasing demands within their roles.

Contact erik.sherman@amta.ca if you would like to discuss this initiative.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY