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April 21, 2014

Early stages of concrete pump operator certification being developed in B.C.

A joint proposal for concrete pump operator certification is being developed by the B.C Construction Safety Alliance and the B.C. Ready-Mixed Concrete Association.

April 21, 2014

Calgary firm fined $35,000 for workplace injury

Calgary, Alberta-based Man Shield Construction Inc. has pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge in relation to the serious injury of a worker and fined $35,000 under occupational health and safety legislation.

April 16, 2014

Learning to dig safely can save lives

Beneath the surface of the earth runs a complicated labyrinth of pipes and cables transporting anything from oil and gas to electricity and telecommunication services.

April 9, 2014

Worker safety includes planning and reporting

For safer jobsites, companies should encourage workers to plan for the worst and report near misses, heard the audience at a recent Canadian Construction Association (CCA) panel discussion.

April 7, 2014

Panel rules against random drug testing

Canada's largest private sector union is applauding a decision by an Alberta arbitration panel that random drug and alcohol testing of all employees at a Suncor site near Fort McMurray violates the fundamental rights of workers to privacy, respect and dignity in the workplace.

April 2, 2014

Criminal prosecution for executives gains support

Construction unions in B.C. are calling on the provincial government to support proposed legislation that would include the criminal prosecution of corporate executives responsible for the injury or death of workers.

March 24, 2014

Provinces agree on safety designation

The B.C. Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) recently announced they are close to finalizing an agreement that will recognize the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation in B.C. as well as Alberta, where it was created. In British Columbia, the designation will be B.C. NCSO.

February 19, 2014

Taking a look at Bill 14 and beyond for construction

We are nearing a crossroads in health and safety as we know it.

February 5, 2014

Employers look at workplace mental health

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has announced plans to partner with more than 25 employers on a three-year research project aimed at driving uptake of the world's first National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

February 3, 2014

Edmonton company fined $275,000 over worker death

An Edmonton company has been fined $275,000 in Alberta provincial court for violating the occupational health and safety code, after a worker sustained fatal crush injuries at a local construction site in November 2010.

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