The British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to improving worker health and safety in all industries throughout the province.
Your safety is our business. We work to improve safety programs and implement effective occupational health and safety management across the province. Our onsite and online courses equip employers and employees with invaluable prevention training that serves to reduce human and financial costs.
To be the health and safety resource of choice.
Our Mission Statement
To improve worker health and safety and enhance safety culture through the sharing of knowledge and resources.
The principles governing our actions include:
Credibility: We will remain an accurate and knowledgeable information source.
Responsiveness: We will address the issues affecting our members in a timely fashion.
Customer focused: We will provide quality and cost-effective training programs and services to meet members’ needs.
Innovation: We will raise the standard of health and safety solutions by embracing new ideas and technology.
Integrity: We will carry out our work with integrity and instill trust in health and safety practices.
Influence: We will have a positive impact on health and safety culture.
Our Top Priority
Our primary goals are to eliminate workplace injuries and reduce safety-related financial costs. As the municipal training agency of choice in British Columbia, we provide a variety of onsite and online quality training courses. We equip workers in all industries with invaluable prevention training and we guide municipal employers, so they can implement effective occupational health and safety management.
The BCMSA Story
We’ve been at this safety business since forever.
Starting as a small group of safety officers keen to share experiences and safety programs, we registered under the Societies Act of BC in October 1994. For the next sixteen years, we operated solely with the help of volunteers and created several training programs and OH&S conferences.
The BCMSA was approved as the Certifying Partner under the WorkSafe BC Partners Program in 2009 and began to offer the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for local government employers.
Today, we hold quarterly meetings to provide information and presentations on a variety of topics, and to give members the opportunity to share challenges and solutions. You can keep up to date with the schedule and agenda of all of our upcoming meetings here.
At BCMSA we continue to explore new ways to raise the standard for health and safety solutions, and we are excited for our next chapter.
In short, we’re a dedicated group of individuals who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the BCMSA organization. We love what we do, and we turn up to work passionate about enhancing safety culture through sharing our knowledge and resources.