Boilermakers Lodge 146

COVID-19 Update June 1st

“Please be reminded that the Hall is closed to all in-person services but open for telephone and online services.  Call the Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 780-451-5992 and/or contact a  Business Representative.

The Welding Centres are open with restrictions.  Booths are available by appointment only for morning and afternoon shifts. Morning booths will be available from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and afternoon shifts from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please contact the Welding Centre at 780-451-5992, Ext. 248 to book your time.

Lodge 146 remains committed to protecting members, employees and all Albertans by continuing to comply with all Public Health Orders and federal, provincial and municipal governments directives.  We appreciate your support and understanding as we cope with the pandemic and do our part to comply with all government actions to limit the spread of COVID-19*.

*Disclaimer: Lodge 146 does not endorse or support any of the products, companies or services listed below.  This page is meant only to assist members to locate current information on the COVID-19 outbreak.  It does not and should not replace information from government or provincial health websites – they remain the authority on this situation

Here are today’s reminders and updates:


Guidelines for COVID-19 Outbreak Prevention, Control and Management in Work Camps and Work Sites

BC Protecting Workers at Large Industrial Camps During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CCOHS Work Camps COVID-19 Tip Sheet

Alberta Government Update

Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Update

Alberta’s Relaunch Plan

Federal Government Current Situation Report

Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders


Children’s Purple Ribbon Colouring Contest – Winner announced tomorrow

Details at:

Coloured pages displayed here

Purple Ribbons Contest! – Week 1 Winner is Mickey Friedrick!  See below for entry information for Week 2.

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We have Purple Ribbons Car Decals and Hard Hat Stickers!

Call the Hall (780-451-5992) to make a donation to your local Food Bank or drop off a non-perishable food item at the Hall and get yours!

Non-Medical Masks!

Support your local communities – Buy your Non-Medical Masks through the Hall (Edmonton and Calgary). We are sourcing them from our members and our communities. With each purchase a donation is made to local food banks and the remaining funds from the purchase price go directly to the local artisan. No funds are kept by the Hall. We have four styles and two sizes (adults and kids)! Please call the Hall to use our curbside service to buy yours! 780-451-5992.

Available Styles:


Style D

Two Sizes – Ladies and Mens

$15 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)



Style A

$6 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)


Style B

$10 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)


Style C

Adult Size

$10.00 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)


Child Size

$10.00 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)



Help During Tough Times: You are not alone

There is no denying these are strange times.  Provincial Health Services have mental health supports in place.  Canadians are encouraged to use them if they find themselves struggling – we are in this together.

The Working Mind: COVID-19 Self Care & Resilience Guide (pdf)

The Inquiring Mind: COVID-19 Self Care & Resilience Guide for Youth (pdf)

Tips on Talking to someone in Crisis during COVID-19 (pdf)

Coping and Connection for Children and Families During COVID-19

COVID-19 and your Mental Health

Positive Steps for Mental Health During COVID-19

Taking Control of your Mental Wellness

Mental Health Supports during COVID-19 Pandemic

If you need to talk, call the 24-hour help lines: Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642

FSEAP  – Member Assistance Program



Talk to a doctor without leaving the house 

Managing Anxiety & Stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Help in tough time


Challenging Worries and Anxious Thoughts: Dealing with Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19: Taking Care of your Mental Health

Links to each provincial and territory mental health supports are below:

Health & Welfare Plan COVID-19 Information

*Please check your email as an update was recently sent by the plan administrators.

Contact the Edmonton Office at (780) 455-3502.  Contact the National office at (905) 946-2530.


2020 Member Update Seminars Postponed


Energy Safety Canada Update

Energy Safety Canada has released some important information: “Any Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.”    This includes the Alberta Job Ready courses OSSA Fall Protection and OSSA Confined Space courses that fall within this time period.

Update on CWB

CWB is launching a series of free online courses.   Check out the course listings here.


CWB has now extended the expiry date for an additional 3 months and you now have 6 months from the time it expires to renew your ticket.   Visit their website to learn more.