CBA panel featuring views from all sides lays it on the line at Buildex

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | Russell Hixson | February 26, 2019 After months of sparring in the press, some of B.C.’s largest construction organizations, unions and government officials…

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Voices Op-Ed: Reducing the risk of serious injury within the construction industry

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | WorkSafeBC | February 22, 2019 In B.C., about 160,000 workers earn their living in the construction industry, with sectors including general construction, heavy construction…

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Industry Voices Op-Ed: Streu’s assertions on CBAs ‘hard to swallow’

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | Doug Parton | February 20, 2019 Industry Voices Op-Ed columns reflect the opinion of the author and not that of ConstructConnect’s Journal of Commerce,…

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January 2019 work-related incidents reported to WorkSafeBC

These summaries of selected Construction work-related incidents recently reported to WorkSafeBC may help you to prevent similar incidents. See additional summaries online. Injury Type: Close call Core Activity: Industrial, commercial, institutional or highrise residential contracting or construction Location: Lower Mainland Date of Incident: 2019-Feb As two workers were changing a propane cylinder powering a space heater, the new cylinder began…

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Industry Voices Op-Ed: Community Benefits Agreements are an NDP lie

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | Norm Streu | February 14, 2019 Industry Voices Op-Ed columns reflect the opinion of the author and not that of ConstructConnect’s Journal of Commerce,…

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Board of Directors approves amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

At its January 2019 meeting, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. In addition, the Board of Directors approved consequential changes to Policy Item R26.17-1 of the Prevention Manual as a result of the amendment to Part 20 of the Regulation. These amendments will become effective on June 3, 2019. Strikethrough versions of…

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Industry Voices Op-Ed: The truth about Community Benefit Agreements

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | Robert Blakely | February 12, 2019 Industry Voices Op-Ed columns reflect the opinion of the author and not that of ConstructConnect’s Journal of Commerce,…

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Pleased with Alberta Work Zone Changes

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | Russell Hixson | February 6, 2019 The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA) recently praised the province’s changes to work zone speed regulations,…

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Coquitlam’s Forensic Psychiatric Hospital hit with huge fine for failing to provide workplace safety

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. The assaulted nurses remain physically and mentally traumatized and violent attacks on members and staff still occur at the hospital. Vancouver Sun | Glenda Luymes | January 31,…

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Proposed merits and justice policy amendments

In January 2018, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors commissioned an external compensation policy review. The resulting report, entitled Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centred Approach to Workers’ Compensation Policy, was published in April 2018 and contains a number of recommendations. Recommendation #1 is for WorkSafeBC to consider amending policy item #2.20, Application to the Act and Policies, in the Rehabilitation…

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BC NDP win crucial Nanaimo by-election, maintain seat advantage in legislature

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Globe and Mail | JUSTINE HUNTER | NANAIMO | JANUARY 31, 2019 British Columbia’s governing New Democrats held a crucial seat in the Nanaimo by-election on Wednesday. The odds…

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Voices Op-Ed: NDP version of CBAs worst of partisan trade unionism

For information only and not an endorsement – this article is shared to ensure members have the context and understanding of current issues that impact the Construction Industry. Journal of Commerce | Ken Baerg | January 31, 2019 The NDP’s so-called Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are, in reality, a complete misnomer. Who truly benefits? Not the…

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