Richard Oster sat on the first Board of Directors of the Alberta Construction Safety Association in 1989. He was representing the Medicine Hat Construction Association on the newly formed ACSA Board. This was the beginning of Art's Excavating becoming involved in the "safety culture."
Richard started the process of taking courses and getting the manuals for the safety program together. In 1993 we passed our first audit to gain our Certificate of Recognition (COR) from Alberta Labour which we have held successfully to this day.
In 2019 we changed Certifying Partners to the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP).
To sum up, we have had a long and successful history with safety in the construction industry. We are very proud of our success.