GRAB A SEAT.
LET’S TALK SAFETY.
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, virtual and online courses equip employers and employees with invaluable prevention training that serves to reduce human and financial costs.
Safer and healthier workplaces for everyone.
Our Mission Statement
Empowering people to create healthier and safer workplaces through the sharing of knowledge and resources.
The principles governing our actions include:
Dependability: ensuring we are a reliable, accurate, and credible source of information and training.
Integrity: carrying out our work with integrity and instilling trust in what we do.
Transparency: operating with openness and accountability.
Responsiveness: addressing the needs of our members in a timely fashion.
Innovation: seeking and embracing new practices and technologies.
Collaboration: working with other organizations to further the vision and mission of the BCMSA.
Our Top Priority
Our primary goal is to create safer and healthier workplaces for everyone eliminating workplace injuries and reducing 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.
The BCMSA began in the early 90’s as a small group of municipal safety officers who wanted to share experiences and safety programs. The organization was registered under the Societies Act of BC in October 1994 and for the first sixteen years operated solely with volunteer help holding several training programs and conferences.
In January 2009, the British Columbia Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) became a funded Health and Safety Association, helping employers improve the health and safety of workers in the local government sector, and to ultimately reduce costs through fewer injuries and lower assessment rates .The BCMSA was approved as the Certifying Partner under the WorkSafe BC Partners Program in May 2009 and began to offer the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for local government employers and naturally aligned organizations.
Fast forwarding to today, the BCMSA has transitioned into the largest training organization in British Columbia. By focusing on innovation and emergent issues we have supported our industry with free or reduced cost resources and training specialized for the municipal landscape.
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.
A perfect blend of safety expertise and administrative magic.
It’s our people formula for a great BCMSA. 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.