What Safety Programs And Services Does ABSA Deliver?
Under the Administration Agreement with the Alberta Government, ABSA is empowered
and required to provide safety services in areas such as:
Safety regulation and standards development
Safety education, training, and support
Safety regulation compliance.
1. Safety Regulation and Standards Development
To ensure that the safety concerns of the public are addressed and to accommodate
obsolete and changing technologies, ABSA participates in the development of legislative
changes, policies, guidelines, directives and procedures.
As a jurisdictional representative, ABSA is also involved with the Canadian Standards
Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and other committees.
2. Safety Education, Training, and Support
Accident prevention can be achieved through the education and training of personnel
who design, fabricate, install, inspect, repair, and operate pressure equipment in
the Province. Promoting industry knowledge and public awareness of safety issues is
a very important role for ABSA.
ABSA supports industry with seminars for manufacturers, contractors, equipment owners,
and other customer groups. We also support industry through the development and dissemination
3. Safety Regulation Compliance
"Ensuring compliance with established regulations" is the fundamental reason for ABSA's
formation and ongoing operations.
Accepted standards guiding the construction and use of pressure equipment have, in
one form or another, been in place in Alberta for more than a hundred years. These
standards are based, in large part, on the consequences and dangers of an unregulated
Given the growth in the use of pressure equipment and the increasing complexities
of the technologies, public safety can only be assured through regulations and the
certification of qualified technical employees capable of ensuring compliance with
Compliance is currently achieved through a variety of ABSA programs:
Use of ABSA's Name or Logo on Promotional Materials?
ABSA is frequently asked by industry for permission to use the ABSA logo in various
forms of advertising including brochures, websites, and signs.
The ABSA logo is a registered trademark and cannot be used without ABSA's permission. In
order to avoid misleading the public regarding any hint of affiliation, partnership
or endorsement, ABSA does not allow its logo to be used by anyone other than ABSA.
As ABSA is a jurisdictional authority, not only must we be completely independent
of all persons and companies that deal with us under the Safety Codes Act, but we
must be perceived by all observers as being independent.
Additionally, companies may not use words indicating a special relationship to ABSA.
An organization that holds a valid certificate of authorization issued by ABSA may
use the wording "Certificate of Authorization issued by ABSA” however words like "ABSA
certified" are misleading and are not permitted.