The construction industry has one of the highest incident rates in Canada
Working at heights, excavations, noise, dust, power tools and heavy equipment are just part of the job
Whether you’re building houses or industrial structures, paving roads or repairing and maintaining infrastructure, hazards are all around you in the construction industry.
The most common fatalities are caused by the fatal four: falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught in between two objects. Working in construction also comes with a higher chance of being struck by a vehicle.
We all know the financial costs of failing to provide for worker safety: fines, shutdowns, loss of confidence in the company, as well as myriad direct and indirect costs associated with injuries, equipment damage, environmental impacts and production losses. We also know that a distressed economy doesn’t change the fact that companies are required by law to have and maintain programs that effectively protect their workers.
Keep your construction workers safe
- There were 232,629 Lost time Claims in Canada in 2015 … 26,015 were related to the construction industry.
- 852 reported workplace fatalities in Canada in 2015 . 538 of the deaths were related to exposure to harmful substances or environments while 128 deaths were related to vehicle incidents, many of them involving construction workers traveling to, from and around work-sites.
- 186 of the 852 workplace fatalities in 2015 were reported from the Construction industry.
In order to assist construction companies to meet their provincial and federal regulatory needs, ABCanada provides a suite of policies, practices, procedures and forms within our cloud-based HSE Management System
They’re all based on industry best practices and regulated requirements, and we update them for you as requirements change. The content is practical and user-friendly; easy to search, review and print; and it can be customized to meet your specific needs.
By accessing and using ABCanada’s policies and procedures, construction companies meet their commitments to safety management and ensure the protection of their workers and the environment.
Not every work-site incident is a catastrophe, and one of the best ways to prevent catastrophic incidents is to learn as much as you can from the smaller incidents and near misses happening on your worksites. Many companies are already using STELLAR HSE to identify and track trends, document investigations, and root causes, and assign corrective actions and notifications to ensure a safer future at our worksites. Real-time communication between all members invested in a your company’s HSE program allows HSE managers and supervisors to keep track of HSE activities, goals, progress and problem areas.
Our programs are suitable for COR and SECOR certifications and have been reviewed extensively by industry registries such as ISNetworld, PICS/Avetta and ComplyWorks.
We always get a passing grade and would be happy to help you through the certification and review processes. Take a look at our HSE Registry Compliance and COR/SECOR Support Services.