Construction Safety

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Vancouver: Downtown residents outraged about falling construction debris

A 90 kilogram pane of glass plunging 36 storeys down onto an apparent construction worker’s car Thursday morning has residents outraged at the falling debris’ proximity to a nearby courtyard where children play. Wade King, a resident living there for 13 years, said a neighbour doing yoga in the courtyard even had a piece of … Continue reading »

Safety Goes Green

The fatalities came fast. First, a 1,300 kilogram steel wall slipped loose from a crane, smashing into another wall and bringing both down onto 40-year-old Bobby Lee Tohannie and 24-year-old Angel Hernandez. Half a year later, Harvey Englander was struck by the counter-weight for a construction elevator. Then, ironworker Harold Billingsley and electrician Mark Wescoat … Continue reading »

On-site safety being reinforced: construction safety group

Both accidents in the past couple of days involved dump trucks Two deaths in two days in the Lower Mainland have left the construction industry rattled. Both accidents involved dump trucks. One worker was crushed to death by gravel at a cement plant in South Vancouver; the other died after being run over in Delta. Mike McKenna with … Continue reading »

BC Construction Safety Alliance Applauds New Bilingual Slow Down Signs

New Westminster, B.C., May 31, 2012 — the BC Construction Safety Alliance applauds new signs in English and Chinese featuring near-life-sized photos of local construction workers to encourage drivers to reduce their speeds when passing through roadside construction zones. The signs, which will go up today near Aberdeen Mall in Richmond, are part of the province-wide … Continue reading »

Calgary family hopes huge $2.4M fine sends message to construction companies

Judge lambastes defunct companies as ‘third world,’ while family members call them ‘cowardly’ The family of a trucker who was killed when a 15-metre-high wall of dirt and rock collapsed on him four years ago hopes a record $2.4 million fine under the Occupational Health and Safety Act sends a strong message to the construction … Continue reading »

Safety in Construction: Temporary Reinforcing Structure

FREE SAFETY SEMINAR! Synopsis Determined to help enhance safety and health awareness associated with construction of reinforcing steel columns, industry leaders, regulators and  academic experts are working together to develop simple and practical guidelines on methods of analysis for erecting and placing reinforcing cages on construction sites. Please join Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, Harris Rebar, … Continue reading »

High-rise construction trades targeted in MOL blitz

By: Angela Stelmakowich Ontario’s labour ministry has a message for construction projects engaging in high-risk construction trades: ensure everything is in safe working order. The point will likely be repeated often — with the goal of having that message stick long term — as part of the Ministry of Labour’s (MOL) month-long inspection blitz, which … Continue reading »

New approach needed for bigger return on safety programs

by correspondent  Peter Caulfield A Vancouver construction safety expert says the industry needs to change the way it manages workplace safety if owners and contractors are to increase the return on investment (ROI) from their safety programs. Jeffery Lyth, director of corporate health and safety for ITC Construction Group and regional safety co-ordinator with the … Continue reading »

Ontario: Making Construction Sites Safe For Workers

McGuinty Government Committed To Preventing Workplace Injuries Ontario is working to improve safety in high-risk construction trades with a targeted, month-long blitz to protect workers from preventable workplace injuries. Beginning March 1, inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will visit construction projects employing workers in high-rise formwork, low-rise formwork and masonry, siding and built-up roofing … Continue reading »

Vancouver Careers: Safety Supervisor – Ledcor

Job Description We construct amazing things from the ground up — commercial, institutional, industrial and residential projects all over North America — and we are looking for some equally amazing people to provide the skills and talent required to make these amazing things happen. We are seeking an experienced Safety Supervisor for a future project location, in … Continue reading »

Vancouver Careers: CSO (Construction Safety Officer)

Aerotek is currently looking for an energetic and experienced CSO (Construction Safety Officer) to join their growing Vancouver team and operation. Our client is committed to long term success and longevity of their British Columbia operation by caring and investing in their people. They pride themselves in work with only the best trades in the … Continue reading »

Vancouver Area Training: Construction Safety Officer

Our Training Partner’s Construction Safety Officer (CSO) Training program is recognized by the Applied Science Technicians and Technologist of BC (ASTTBC) and course participants are encouraged to register with ASTTBC upon completion of the course. Total Hours: 50 hrs (35 hrs in class and approximately 10 hrs of home study time) Total Weeks: 1 week Time of … Continue reading »

Homeowners are Employers Bound by Safety Regulations: If they’re not covered, are you?

Written by Susan Main Mike McKenna – executive director of the BC Construction Safety Alliance – gave the thumbs-up to a new app that lets employers and homeowners request clearance letters from WorkSafeBC via smart phone. “This new app is of real benefit from a construction safety perspective because it allows the purchasers of construction services – like general … Continue reading »

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