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SAFETY UPDATE

WORKSAFEBC RELEASES

THREE-YEAR STRATEGY
TO REDUCE SERIOUS
INJURIES IN THE
CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

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ORKSAFEBC HAS RELEASED A
NEW THREE-YEAR PLAN TO HELP
EMPLOYERS REDUCE SERIOUS INJURIES
IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR. THE
2018-2020 CONSTRUCTION HIGH-RISK
STRATEGY IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT
UNSAFE ACTS OR CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE
WORKPLACE INJURIES AND FATALITIES.
"The serious injury rate in the
construction sector is much higher
than in most other sectors," said
Dan Strand, Director of Prevention
Field Services for WorkSafeBC. "Our
goal with the high-risk strategies
is simple-to reduce the number of
serious injuries."
The high-risk strategy for the
construction industry is based on
three areas:
* Health and safety responsibilities:
WorkSafeBC officers will conduct
workplace inspections focused
on health and safety planning and
supervision. They will engage prime
contractors, owners, employers,
supervisors and workers to
promote effective supervision
and planning to prevent the
development of unsafe working
conditions and practices.
* Tools, equipment and processes:
WorkSafeBC will focus on
the selection of the right tool,

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equipment or process to reduce
workplace incidents resulting
in serious injury and the
development of high-risk violations
at workplaces.
* Partnerships and collaborations:
The focus will include working with
internal and external stakeholders,
like the BC Construction Safety
Alliance, to encourage and foster
communication to proactively
respond to evolving industry
challenges and emerging risks.
WorkSafeBC's high-risk strategies
identify and target industries and
employers with a high risk of serious
workplace injury and a significant
contribution to the serious-injury
rate. High-risk strategies
include four industry sectors:
construction, forestry, health care
and manufacturing.
More information about the
construction high-risk strategy,
including 2018 deliverables

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and timelines, is available at
worksafebc.com.

QUICK FACTS:
* The serious injury rate in the
construction sector is much higher
than the average in other sectors.
In 2016, the serious injury rate
in construction was 0.8 per 100
person-years of employment,
compared to an average of 0.3
across all sectors in B.C.
* Falls from heights are the leading
cause of injury for construction
workers in B.C., representing
29 per cent of all claims costs
in 2016. From 2012 to 2016, falls
from ladders injured or killed 2,012
workers in the construction sector.
* Asbestos is the number-one
killer of workers in B.C. From
2007 to 2016, 606 workers died
in B.C. from diseases related to
asbestos exposure. Recognizing
this, WorkSafeBC has developed
initiatives tailored to residential
demolition/renovation and
institutional, commercial and
industrial construction. 
For more information, contact:
Craig Fitzsimmons
media@worksafebc.com
604-276-5157


http://www.worksafebc.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018

Chair's Message
Calendar of Events
Education Events
Board of Directors
New Board Profiles
Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
BCFCA Board Members
Criteria for Choosing a Floorcovering Supplier
Concrete Placement
The Final Inspection
2018 Flooring Expo
ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BCFCA Events
President's Message
NFCA Board Members
Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
80th Anniversary Registration Form
President's Message Last Word
CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
Index to Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Chair's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 5
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - New Board Profiles
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 9
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Concrete Placement
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - The Final Inspection
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 80th Anniversary Registration Form
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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