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2017 Conference Cancellation

We regret to announce that the 2017 Municipal Safety Conference, October 15 to 17 in Penticton, has been cancelled.  If you had registered for the conference, a refund will be processed in the same method as payment, within the next week to ten days.

Our delivery of face-to-face safety training in municipalities has increased exponentially since 2009, and we believe our success as a training organization has contributed to a reduced interest in a multi-day conference.

Watch for new training formats in 2018, including at least two regional one-day “mini conferences”!

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Driver Training

BCMSA has teamed up with the Thinking Driver to offer on-line and classroom driver training including such topics as Defensive Driving Techniques, Defensive Driving Attitudes, Winter Driving and Safe Backing.

View the course catalogue at

Members of the BCMSA will be eligible for a 10% discount for all online and classroom courses.

Contact Thinking Driver directly to register:
– Pamela Peterson <>
– Kristy Gittens <>

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Looking for Fall Protection or Confined Space training?

Looking for Fall Protection or Confined Space training and there isn’t one scheduled in your municipality? 

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St. John Ambulance Training

UPDATE August 26, 2016: Emergency First Aid for Industry – OFA Level 1 Equivalency has been approved for EOCP 0.60 CEU’s! Approved as Core for WWC – WD – WWT – SWWS – as Related for WT – SWS.

One of the important strategies established by the BCMSA Board of Directors is to collaborate with naturally aligned associations and capitalize on appropriate relationships. With this in mind, the BCMSA is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with St. John Ambulance. Members of the BCMSA will be eligible for a 10% discount on several St. John Ambulance courses.

BCMSA members will register directly by telephone or in person at any one of the St. John Ambulance BC branches using the promotional code ‘BCMSA’.  Visit for course information.

St John AmbulanceSt. John Ambulance is a not-for-profit charitable organization, incorporated in the same year as the BC Municipal Safety Association (1994).

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UNBC (Prince George) offers a Certificate Program for OH&S Professionals

Check out their website for more information!

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Safety Management Systems (SMS) Online

Price: $15 per person (Contact Helga Hildebrandt to purchase a course code – aka learner key)
Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: n/a
EOCP CEU’s: n/a
Post session: Certificate (online)
Additional info:

  • Students can start, stop and resume training to accommodate their schedule
  • Students must successfully pass the exam at the end of the course, with a score of at least 80%
  • No expiry date on keys
  • The SMS Manual (Online Course) is available for download.

Course description: A Health and Safety Management System is a comprehensive in-depth approach that addresses all aspects of an organization’s operations from a health and safety viewpoint and involves management and workers in a meaningful way. An organization wishing to pursue COR must have had the CAO or another manager participate in a Safety Management Systems course.

Course outline:

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