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Deadline for AMTA safety training approaches

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Alberta Human Resources and Employment has established a deadline for all companies using the Al...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta Human Resources and Employment has established a deadline for all companies using the Alberta Motor Transport Association as a certifying partner for Certificate of Recognition (COR) programs to receive up-to-date training.

Any company which currently has a COR or is planning on obtaining a COR and has an employee who attended the Transportation Safety Basics (TSB) training prior to Jan. 1, 2005 is required to attend an AMTA TSB retraining session before March 31, 2006.

A COR is given to employers who develop health and safety programs which meet established standards. Certificates are issued by certifying partners and are co-signed by Alberta Human Resources and Employment. Achieving and maintaining a valid COR is required for earning a financial incentive through the Partners in Injury Reduction program.

The AMTA has scheduled a number of different training dates in Calgary and Edmonton, which run right up until the day before the deadline. The cost for the small employer (10 or less employees) course is $100 plus GST for members and $200 plus GST for non-members. For the large employer (11 or more employees) retraining session, the cost is $200 plus GST for members and $400 plus GST for non-members.

A full list of the courses is available online at www.amta.ca. To register for any of the courses, contact Donna Kearl at the Edmonton AMTA office toll-free at 1-877-448-7456 or register online.


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