Q3 2021 Message from the Chair

Cori Thiessen

Cori Thiessen

AOSAA Chair, Cori's safety career started in 2000 and her HSEQ experience encompasses Manufacturing, Entertainment and Hospitality, and Oil and Gas.

Find out what's been happening with AOSAA in Aug 2021 as Cori Thiessen, our Chair, brings us up to speed.

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AOSAA Updates for August 2021

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

Sam Keen

Message from the Chair

It is already August and the ‘Dog Days’ of summer are almost behind us. As always, June and July fly by, August is over in a blink and then September is upon us. Why can’t this happen to January, February and March? The winter months seem to last forever!

The AOSAA Board has enjoyed some well-deserved time off over the summer months, but we have not been completely idle. New Board members have joined the team, new strategic partnerships have been forged, and exciting networking events and professional development opportunities are in the planning stage.

Renew Your 2021 Membership Now!

The AOSAA website handles payment processing, you can now renew your membership online. 

We are working hard to provide value to AOSAA members. Membership benefits are being updated to include access to free webinars, discounts on affiliate members presentations, and much, much more.

Board Updates

Colleen Manderville
Colleen Manderville

The Membership and Communications Director position has been filled!

Colleen Manderville has rejoined the Board, assuming the revised role of Membership and Communications Director.

Colleen held the role of Membership Director from January 2019 – February 2021. Due to internal restructuring within her workplace and the added pressures of her new role as Director of Health and Safety she reluctantly tendered her resignation.

Fast forward to July 2021 and Colleen has settled into her new role and felt she was now in a position to take on the duties of the role. Welcome back Colleen!

Erik Sherman

Erik Sherman, Able Consulting joined the AOSAA Board in the role of Business Development Manager. As the former Director of Safety with AMTA, Erik is very conversant with the role and responsibilities of the Registrar in the COR audit program. Erik understands the auditing process from both the auditors’ role and the Registrar’s as well as the
challenges of an independent consultant. His extensive business acumen is an added bonus! Erik has BIG plans for the Association, and the Board is very excited about the new direction AOSSA is moving towards.

New Membership options are being considered for students, retired/non-practicing safety professionals, employers and Certifying Partners. Check the website for updates.

New Strategic Partnership

AOSAA has signed a Strategic Partnership agreement with Women in Occupational Health and Safety (WOHSS). Many members of AOSAA are also active in WOHSS. A formal partnership allows AOSAA to promote activities that are of mutual benefit to members of both Associations, including networking events, educational workshops and mentorship opportunities.

Upcoming Events

A LIVE networking event is being planned for Q3 2021.

More information will be provided as plans are able to be finalized (pending Covid 19 restrictions being lifted). Check the website for updates and additional event listings.

Maintaining Mental Fitness Webinar Series

The Maintaining Mental Fitness webinar series Season 2 runs until October 12, 2021

We want to hear from YOU!

Do you have an article, idea or Opinion piece you would like to share?

Your contributions are valued, and your voice matters.

Contact Colleen Manderville at Membership.aossa@gmail.com

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Q1 2021 – Message from the Chair

Our Chair provides a recap of the current state of affairs for AOSAA as we close out the first quarter of 2021 and continue to move forward in difficult circumstances. Read inside for news about our Membership Director position and we’ve scheduled our first Virtual Networking Event in June.

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