Road construction is a hazardous occupation and roadsides are ranked as one of the most dangerous places to work. While roads are now safer than ever before, incidents involving road workers have risen.
The RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the risks workers face while working on or alongside the road.
BC Construction Month launches with latest industry statistics and results of province-wide industry survey
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) and industry partners launched BC Construction Month with the release of key construction sector statistics and the results of a province-wide survey that highlight the value of the sector to the provincial economy and the key issues facing employers and workers.
In an effort to address bullying, hazing and harassment on B.C. construction worksites, the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners celebrated the start of BC Construction Month with the launch of a humourous province-wide campaign that tells worksite offenders, "Don't be a tool."
The Province of B.C. and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) marked International Women's Day with the launch of the Builders Code, a comprehensive program that aims to address B.C.'s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an Acceptable Worksite and provides employers with tools, training and resources to improve and promote safe and productive worksite behavior.
WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17.