OHS Innovation and Engagement Grants Program - Projects funded
The following projects were funded by the OHS Innovation and Engagement Grants program.
The grant projects below were funded in March 2018. All projects should be completed by September 2019.
Grants up to $10,000
Embracing Change - OHS Law, Cannabis, Impairment and Healthy Habits, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships
Funding will support the two-day seminar to provide AASP members with current information regarding the legalization of cannabis, impairment testing and what is considered impaired, new OHS and Employment Standards laws and awareness training regarding mental health.
Creating a safe work environment in accordance with the Alberta Shelter Standards, Alberta First Nations Voice for on Reserve Shelters Society
Funding will support four workshops focusing on OHS awareness and knowledge for frontline workers. This will also include importance of mental health and self-care within a high stress work environment.
Alberta Hospitality Safety and Security Conference 2018, Alberta Hospitality Safety Association
Funding will support a one-day conference to increase awareness about the need for attention to safety and security issues in the hospitality industry for frontline workers and organizational leaders.
2018 AOHNA Professional Development Conference, Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association
Funding will support the delivery of educational seminars to occupational health and safety professionals highlighting key issues within the ever-changing OHS scope of practice.
CAPULC AGM and Safety Conference, Canadian Association of Pipeline and Utility Locating Contractors
Funding will support a national conference focused on raising OHS awareness. Topics will also include working alone in a critical safety role and mental health in the workplace.
OEMAC 36th Annual Scientific Conference, Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada
Funds will support a two day conference focusing on current OHS issues for occupational medicine physicians, family physicians with experience in occupational medicine, and other healthcare professionals with specific education and experience related to occupational health.
Working Stronger Conference: Equipping Albertans for Better Workplace Mental Health, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division, 1984
Funding will support a two day conference to provide employers and workers with the tools and confidence to make mental health a priority in the workplace. The focus will be on preventing incidents, injuries and fatalities caused by psychological hazards.
Calgary 2018 NAOSH Week Education Day, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Inc. - Calgary Chapter
Funding will support a conference and safety trade show celebrating NAOSH Week. Focusing on increasing knowledge and awareness of key OHS issues, topics include harassment and workplace violence.
Central Alberta Safety Symposium, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Inc. - Central Alberta Chapter
Funding will support a conference and safety trade show celebrating NAOSH Week. Focusing on increasing knowledge and awareness of key OHS issues, topics include impairment in the workplace and psychological hazards
2018 NAOSH Week Occupational Health and Safety Conference, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Inc. - South East Chapter
Funding will support a conference and safety trade show celebrating NAOSH Week. Focusing on increasing knowledge and awareness of key OHS issues, topics will include marijuana in the workplace, workplace violence and health and safety in the agriculture industry.
NAOSH 2018 Health and Safety Awareness in Supportive Living Facilities, Chinook Village Care Society
Funding will support a conference celebrating NAOSH Week. Workshops will increase OHS knowledge and awareness of best practices in supportive living environments within a diverse work force.
NAOSH 2018, City of Leduc
Funding will support a conference for workers in multiple regional municipalities. The focus is to raise awareness, increase knowledge and stimulate positive action and discussion in regards to trending OHS topics including legislative requirements; impairment and psychological hazards in the workplace; and injury prevention.
Mind on Safety and Health (MOSH) 2018, City of Lloydminster
Funding will support a three-day conference focusing on increasing knowledge and awareness of key OHS issues. Topics will include mental health in the workplace.
Marijuana in the Workplace Seminar, City of Wetaskiwin
Funding will support a conference focusing on increasing knowledge of the new legislation regarding marijuana. Seminars will include understanding medical marijuana, impairment in the workplace and how best to implement OHS policies.
COAA 2018 Best Practices Conference, Construction Owners Association of Alberta
Funds will support a two-day conference to increase knowledge of health and safety best practices in the heavy industrial construction and maintenance industry.
HSAA Health, Safety, Wellness Advocate Conference, Health Sciences Association of Alberta
Funding will support a conference for workers that are representatives on joint workplace health and safety committees. The conference will focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace, hazardous drug exposure and patient lifting.
Bi-Provincial Try a Trade Career Expo, Lloydminster Construction Association
Funding will support a one-day career expo for high school students. The expo will highlight OHS, and will focus on providing information about personal protective equipment, and hazard identification and control. The expo will provide an opportunity for students to ask OHS-related questions to people with real-world OHS experience.
RUSA Health, Safety, and Utility Conference, Rural Utilities & Safety Association
Funding will support a two-day conference and trade show raising the importance of workplace health and safety for municipalities. Topics include reducing incidents with powered mobile equipment and creating programs to eliminate workplace bullying and violence.
Young Farm Workers' Safety Day, Safe Communities Coalition of Central Alberta Association
Funding will support hosting a training day for youth involved with the agriculture industry. Workshops include hazard assessments and controls, power line safety, grain bins/machinery sheds safety and chemical safety.
Seminar for New Employee Health and Safety Training, Western Wood Truss Association of Alberta
Funding will support a one-day seminar focusing on developing effective OHS training programs for new employees in the truss industry. This will include identifying best practices, and utilizing various training tools with the goal of creating uniform training across the industry.
Grants up to $20,000
Safe Workplaces, Safe Women: OH&S Collective Capacity Building in Women's Shelters, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters
Funding will support development of awareness and training resources to assist member shelters from across the province in their implementation of applicable OHS regulations.
People, Purpose & Passion: the Pathway to OHS Success, Alberta Food Processors Association
Funding will support development and delivery of health and safety resources, materials, and information in multiple languages focusing on educating new and young workers.
Community Action Programs - Raising Awareness Across Alberta, Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support
Funding will support the development, training and delivery of the Threads of Life Speakers Bureau in Alberta. The community action program will include raising awareness about workplace safety through the Steps for Life walks across the province.
Eye Health and Safety - Public Education, Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Funding will support development and production of educational resources. Presentations around eye health and safety will be provided to employers, educational institutions and the public entering or will be entering the work force.
Health, Safety and Wellness at Work, City of Lethbridge
Funding will support the development of resources for local employers to implement the mental health components of the OHS Act by focusing on the psychosocial factors impacting mental health in the workplace, building collective knowledge, and creating opportunity for organizations to work collaboratively to positively affect change in the local employer community.
Building Health and Safety Capacity for Small Business in the Yellowhead, Community Futures West Yellowhead
Funding will support programs for small business to improve their health and safety requirements and conduct a health and safety marketing social media campaign for the region.
Workplace Safety and Wellness, Downtown Camrose Development Ltd.
Funding will support development of a series of workshops to create awareness in areas that the community business owners need to address. Workshops will focus on workplace violence, mental health first aid and emergency first aid.
Health and Safety Training Videos, Goodwill Industries of Alberta (Registered Society)
Funding will support development and delivery of OHS training videos to support team members and program participants within the community. The resources will be adapted to accommodate sensory impairment and include subtitles to meet diverse learning needs.
Young Farm Workers Program, Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Committee
Funding will support the development and delivery of the Young Farm Workers Program focused on farm safety education and awareness. The goal is to improve the knowledge, skills and attitudes of junior and senior high students toward the prevention of avoidable illness, injury and fatality situations on and around the farm.
Positive Impact for Youth Safety, The Job Safety Skills Society of Alberta
Funding will support the development of new interactive learning tools to better engage youth in a positive and proactive manner. The new video and gamification components will help transfer knowledge about key health and safety practices to students.
Impacting Future Leaders in the Workplace, Our Youth At Work Association
Funding will support delivery of ten to fifteen presentations to share information about OHS with people aged 15 – 24 across the province. Presentations will focus on OHS topics that are relevant for young workers.
Psychologically Healthy Workplaces, Psychologists' Association of Alberta
Funding will support the delivery of 10 seminars across the province on developing a psychologically healthy workplace targeting both the employers and their workers.
Grants up to $50,000
Alberta Feedlot Safety Program Awareness and Training Videos, Alberta Cattle Feeders Association
Funding will support the development and delivery of feedlot safety videos to supplement the Feedlot Safety Program. The videos will focus on increasing knowledge and health and safety protocols for feedlots across the province.
Building Safety Culture in Community Disability Services, Alberta Council of Disability Services
Funding will support the development and delivery of a series of videos to supplement current health and safety training programs. The sector-specific safety scenarios will be focusing on developing safe and healthy workplaces within the community disability services sector.
Building Awareness, Knowledge and Tools About the Hazard of Domestic Violence for Safe Work Sites, Alberta Council of Women's Shelters
Funds will support the development of a domestic violence in the workplace program reflecting the needs within the construction industry. Delivery of the program will include an awareness campaign targeting construction workplaces.
Well, Health and Safety: Roadmap to COR for the Social Services Sector, ALIGN Association of Community Services
Funds will support community social service agencies who are members with ALIGN across the province in developing formal health and safety management systems with a focus on workplace wellness, sector OHS issues, risks and solutions.
Young Farm Workers, Agriculture for Life Inc.
Funding will support development and delivery of farm safety training for junior and senior high school students. Training will provide education about hazard identification and control, with the goal of preventing incidents, injuries and fatalities.
Health and Safety in a Harm Reduction Working Environment, Alexandra Community Health Centre
Funding will support the development and delivery of OHS best practices for harm-reduction work environments. The resources and tools developed will be used to help raise OHS awareness among workers and volunteers and increase health and safety while continuing to provide services to the homeless and vulnerable citizens.
Workplace Health and Safety Toolkit for Vulnerable Populations, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Funding will support the development of a health and safety toolkit for vulnerable workers. This toolkit will focus on developing multifaceted resources to assist in the learning of good OHS practices in order to address the unique needs of newcomers, immigrants and other vulnerable populations.
CS Agriculture Safety Education, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited
Funding will support the development of agriculture focused safety videos and resources. Aimed at increasing OHS awareness and knowledge about agricultural safety during various events hosted at Stampede Park, additional supporting resources using graphics, handouts and promotional items will be developed and be made available to various agriculture events.
Own Culture, Own Language: OHS Resources for Ethno-cultural Communities, United Cultures of Canada Association
Funding will support the development of a resource booklet in English and an information brochure in eight different languages to increase OHS awareness and knowledge within immigrant and refugee populations. Delivery of the resources includes train the trainer programs and public and community engagement workshops.
The grant projects below were funded in March 2017. All projects should be completed by September 2018.
Grants up to $10,000
2017 AGM & Seminar: Building for Success, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships
Funding will support a seminar focused on increasing awareness of health issues, including understanding and recognition of substance abuse and introducing strategies that employers can implement to ensure their workplaces are healthy and safe for all workers.
Improving Information Delivery with Website Redesign, Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships
Funding will support website improvements that will make key information more accessible to users. The website redesign will improve access to tools that support hazard assessment, information about training opportunities, resources to support effective OHS management systems, and information about managing radiation equipment safely.
Hospitality Safety and Security Conference, Alberta Hospitality Safety Association
Funding will support hosting an inaugural conference for employers and workers focusing on OHS issues relevant to the hospitality industry. The conference will provide practical information and exercises that workers and organizational leaders can use to increase awareness about safety and security in the hospitality industry. It will also support enacting strategies to ensure workplaces are healthy and safe.
Safety & Security Training for Hospitality Employees, Alberta Hospitality Safety Association
Funding will support development and delivery of online training resources for hospitality workers who may become exposed to workplace violence. The training courses aims to ensure that workers are informed of occupational hazards and prevention measures.
Fit for Duty for Firefighters Seminar, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association
Funding will support hosting a seminar to bring stakeholders together to learn about Fit for Duty (FFD) and how to apply it as a management system. The seminar will stimulate an understanding of the definition of FFD and the benefits of a comprehensive FFD strategy.
Annual Education Symposium, Alberta Occupational Health Nurses’ Association
Funding will support the annual association conference. The conference will focus on injury and illness prevention while examining best practices in emergency response, psychological hazards in the workplace, and innovation in health surveillance.
Calgary 2017 NAOSH Week Education Day, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering Inc. (Calgary Chapter)
Funding will support a seminar and safety trade show in the Calgary region, focused on increasing knowledge and awareness of key OHS issues including vehicle and moving equipment hazards and incidents, and workplace psychological hazards.
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week 2017, City of Leduc
Funding will support an event in celebration of NAOSH week 2017. The event will focus on sharing information to support best practices in OHS with workers from multiple regional municipalities with a goal of preventing workplace incidents.
Mental Health and Wellness Awareness Workshop, City of Medicine Hat
Funding will support a two-day workshop focused on mental health that will be open to workers in the Medicine Hat region. The conference will examine mental health at work, mood and depression, stress and anxiety, and psychological health and safety. The workshop will increase awareness of mental health and the importance of considering mental health as part of a healthy and safe workplace.
Building Health and Safety Capacity for Small Business, Community Futures West Yellowhead
Funding will support the development of a small business training program, focusing on the basics of health and safety management for small businesses. The program will simplify OHS training for small business and help small businesses develop OHS capacity.
2017 Regional Health and Safety Conference, Enform Canada
Funding will support three regional health and safety conferences that focus on leading causes of injury for frontline workers in the upstream oil and gas industry. The conferences will promote awareness about leading causes of incidents and will focus on sharing knowledge about root causes, and how to prevent incidents.
Sixteenth Annual Health and Safety Conference and Trade Fair, Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta
Funding will support a conference focused on sharing both broad and technical health and safety information that will be relevant to various industries in Alberta. The conference will focus on sharing information that is useful to frontline workers, supervisors, managers and OHS professionals.
Bi-provincial Try A Trade Career Expo, Lloydminster Construction Association
Funding will support a one-day career expo for high school students. The expo will highlight OHS, and will focus on providing information about personal protective equipment, and hazard identification and control. The expo will also provide an opportunity for students to ask OHS related questions to people with real-world OHS experience.
Lakeland Regional Safety Conference “Learning to Succeed”, Lloydminster Construction Association
Funding will support a one-day conference and trade show focused on sharing information about current topics and trends in OHS. The conference will focus on supporting skill and knowledge development among safety professionals, who will carry these learnings into workplaces across the region.
Workplace Wellness Conference, The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
Funding will support a two-day conference focused on workplace wellness, and building capacity to advocate for safe and healthy workplaces. The conference will focus on developing knowledge, skills and attitudes that support workplace wellness.
Working Stronger; Mental Health Workplace Conference, The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division
Funding will support an inaugural Alberta Workplace Mental Health Conference. With a focus on workplace culture, workplace mental health, human resources and OHS, the conference will bring together mental health leaders, researchers, people with lived experience, employers, managers, and HR and OHS practitioners to advance thinking and practice in mental health in the workplace.
Truss Training Online, Western Wood Truss Association Alberta
Funding will support development and delivery of an online training resources focused on safety in truss manufacturing. This training will ensure that workers are aware of hazards and strategies that can be used to ensure safety in truss manufacturing.
Grants up to $20,000
Fit for Duty for Firefighters Training Course, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association
Funding will support delivery of print, electronic and video information to support a broad understanding of Fit for Duty (FFD) and how it can be implemented to support those who are, work with, work for, care for, or manage firefighters.
Aggregate Industry Safety Toolkit, Alberta Sand and Gravel Association
Funding will support development and delivery of a user-friendly toolkit to share safety standards within the aggregate industry. The toolkit will increase awareness of hazards, and provide information to reduce workplace incidents within the aggregate industry. This toolkit will provide companies of all sizes with the resources they need to implement best practices in OHS.
New OHS Play for Junior High School Audiences, Alberta Workers’ Health Centre Society
Funding will support development of a play designed to increase junior high school students’ awareness of OHS and related issues. The play will focus on young workers’ OHS information needs, and will include information about hazard assessments and the refusal of unsafe work.
Simplified Development & Implementation of Health and Safety Management Programs, Lac La Biche Regional Community Development Corporation
Funding will support development of a program to guide small business in developing and implementing effective health and safety management programs. The program will remove barriers that small businesses encounter in setting up health and safety.
Impacting Future Leaders in the Workplace, Our Youth at Work Association
Funding will support delivery of ten to fifteen large-scale presentations to share information about OHS with people aged 15 – 24 across Alberta. Presentations will focus on reaching audiences in secondary and post-secondary institutions, and will discuss OHS topics that are important for young workers.
Tough Enough to Talk About It, Suicide Prevention Resources Centre
Funding will support expanding the “Tough Enough to Talk About It” program, which delivers tools and presentations about psychological hazards and workplace mental health to workers and employers throughout Alberta.
High School Construction Safety Videos, The Board of Trustees of Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1
Funding will support development and production of videos and posters to address safety needs of high schools students and teachers in Construction Technologies Studies courses. Content will expand students’ awareness of safety procedures for specific tools, and will empower students to take ownership of their own safety, with support and guidance from teachers.
Putting Safety Into the Palm of Your Hands, The Board of Trustees of Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14
Funding will support development and production of safety videos and posters addressing safety needs for high schools students and teachers in Career and Technologies Studies. Content will expand students’ awareness of safety. Video delivery of this information will enable students to take ownership of their own safety, with support and guidance from teachers.
Building Occupational Therapists’ Workplace Resiliency, The Governors of the University of Alberta (Department of Occupational Therapy)
Funding will support development of a suite of educational materials and tools to reduce the risk of workplace-related compassion fatigue in occupational therapists. This project will focus on raising awareness about work-related compassion fatigue, and sharing strategies to recognize and prevent it.
Capacity Building Grants
This grant stream offers up to $10,000 per project and allows a 12-month timeline for project completion. These projects will be completed by March 31, 2017.
2016 Occupational Health Conference - "Weathering the Storm", Alberta Occupational Health Nurses' Association
Funding will support the cost of hosting a 2016 Conference for Occupational Health Nurses, Physicians, Safety and Human Resource Professionals. The conference will examine the psychological effects of traumatic workplace exposures, the effect of the economic climate on mental health and the impact of pre-existing mental health conditions in the workplace.
2016 Best Practices Conference, Construction Owners Association of Alberta
Funding will support a two-day conference that will feature safety and productivity moments, and safety-focused workshops that examine how to engage the workforce on safety, developing a high-level safety metric, worker competency, and impairment policies.
15th Annual Health & Safety Conference & Trade Fair, Health and Safety Conference Society of Alberta
Funding will support a conference to provide broad-based and technical health and safety educational opportunities relevant to all industries in Alberta. The safety conference will appeal to frontline workers, supervisors, managers and OHS professionals.
NAOSH Safety Seminar 2017, The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (Alberta NW Chapter)
Funding will support the planning and hosting of a safety seminar and safety trade show in the Peace River Region, which will feature specialized safety presentations. Funding will also support the production and distribution of 10,000 copies of a safety flyer identifying current OHS issues and possible solutions.
This grant stream offers up to $20,000 per project and allows an 18-month timeline for project completion. These projects will be completed by September 2017.
Digger's Guide to Safe Borne Burying, Alberta Common Ground Alliance
Funding will support the development and distribution of an online presentation and safety materials to educate 9 - 12 year olds about ground disturbance hazards and required safety protocols. These learnings will be expanded upon by existing high school-level courses on ground disturbance hazards and safety procedures.
Website Redesign, Alberta Education Health and Safety Association
Funding will support a project aimed at improving the online delivery of health and safety information targeted for the education sector in Alberta. By providing a professional website with informative content that is easy to search and navigate, this project will help raise OHS awareness, knowledge and stimulate a call to action within the education sector in Alberta.
Occupational Disease - Online Course, Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association
Funding will support the development and delivery of an online educational tool that will be accessible to municipal sector workers who have high-risk exposure to hazards known to cause occupational diseases. The purpose of the course will be to ensure workers are informed of occupational hazards, and prevention measures.
Work Plays Schools Program, Alberta Workers' Health Centre Society
Funding will support the Work Plays Schools Program, which offers professional theatre productions to students across Alberta. These productions educate junior and senior high school students about Alberta’s labour legislation, including Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Standards, Human Rights, and Workers’ Compensation.
Burnout and Fatigue in the Workplace-An OHS Psychological Hazards Project, College of Physical Therapists of Alberta (operating as Physiotherapy Alberta)
Funding will support the preparation of a white paper outlining contributing factors to burnout and fatigue within physiotherapy practice. The paper will identify best practices for the management of workplace burnout and fatigue. The project will also develop resources to help physiotherapists and their employers in identify signs of burnout and fatigue and take action to prevent it.
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manual Design and Production Development, College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta
Funding will support the development and distribution of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) manual development resources that can be adapted to produce practice-specific manuals for IPC and OHS. Funding will also be used to host IPC and OHS peer-review/educational workshops for dental hygienists.
Safety Presentation Program, John Petropoulos Memorial Fund
Funding will support delivery of safety presentations that highlight the importance of making workplaces safe for first responders. These presentations discuss how ensuring first responder safety at workplaces also makes workplaces safe for others on site. Presentations will be offered to schools, post-secondary institutions, companies, organizations, and conferences.
Navigate the Future of Workplace Health & Safety, The Alberta Food Processors Association
Funding will support the delivery of ‘Lunch-and-Learn’ sessions, focusing on a variety of OHS topics including: safety considerations for new and young workers, worker training, worker competency, WHIMIS 2015, psychological health and hazards, and industry specific considerations within the agriculture and food processing industries.
Workplace Violence: Risk Awareness, Prevention and Management, The University of Alberta, Department of Occupational Therapy
Funding will support the development and delivery of an on-line, non-credit module aimed at educating graduate students in Occupational Therapy about workplace violence, including how to recognize and assess risk of violence, how to plan risk reduction and prevention programs, and how to develop personal strategies for resilience and workplace safety.
Increasing Safe Attitudes, Beliefs & Behaviour in Alberta’s Youth, The Job Safety Skills Society of Alberta
Funding will support a new learning management system (LMS) that will improve course delivery and enable content updates for three high school credit safety courses. The new LMS will increase uptake of the courses, helping to build safety awareness and decrease workplace injury in young people.
This grant stream offers up to $50,000 per project and allows an 18-month timeline for project completion. These projects will be completed by September 2017.
Young Farm Workers Safety Day, Agriculture for Life Inc.
Funding will support the development and delivery of farm safety training for junior and senior high school students throughout rural Alberta. Training will provide education about hazard identification and control, with the goal of preventing incidents, injuries and fatalities.
Community Disability Services Staff Safety Toolkit, Alberta Council of Disability Services
Funding will support the development and production of a mobile application that will make safety resources accessible for community disability services staff on mobile devices. This project will facilitate improved access to existing resources for individuals who often work alone in a variety of community-based settings.
Benchmarking on-farm Hazard Assessments, Alberta Farm Safety Association
Funding will support a program that will offer farmers and ranchers an opportunity to invite safety professionals to visit their farms, free of charge, to discuss safety guidelines and practical best practices for farm and ranch safety. When invited to do so, safety professionals will complete benchmark hazard assessments on farms and ranches and share the findings within the industry to facilitate learning and training. Farm and ranch participants will be kept anonymous.
Managing Asbestos at Waste Management Facilities, Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence
Funding will support the development, production, and dissemination of a comprehensive education and training resource that will provide tools to support the implementation of best practices for handling asbestos waste at solid waste management facilities.
OHS Extension through Sustainable Farm Families Program, Raymond & District Futures Society (operating as Farm Safety Centre)
Funding will support the development and delivery of an OHS training component within the Farm Safety Centre’s Sustainable Farm Families program. Farmers participate in Sustainable Farm Families workshops over three consecutive years, which allows participants to create, and report on their personal action plans and behavior changes related to safety.
"The Hole You Dig" The real cost and impact of ground disturbance gone wrong, Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada
Funding will support the development and delivery of a non-credit enrichment course for high school students, focused on occupational health and safety as it applies to ground disturbance and excavation activities. The online course will focus on prevention of incidents, injuries and fatalities by discussing clear actions that mitigate hazards associated with ground disturbance and excavation.