In 2016, there were 1.5 Workers’ Compensation claims for every 100 people on the job. Edmonton-based company Waiward Steel has made changes to ensure that this trend would not apply to their company. Waiward has improved their safety record by 800 per cent, as a result, they’ve saved 4.6 million hours. Those hours would have been lost due to safety incidents. Their team did it without adding any more safety training; because their approach isn’t just about safety, it’s also about competence.
Check out the full article by the Edmonton Journal here.
Click here for an inspiring story turning tragedy into innovation and excellence in the field of safety and competency tracking.
COAA Safety committee members are committed to improving safety and performance in Alberta's construction industry. They work collaboratively to identify, develop and support the implementation of innovative philosophies, practices and tools that help improve safety performance for owners, contractors and labour groups.
The COAA "Winter Works" best practice provides guidelines to follow when developing a winter (cold weather) preparedness construction program specific to the company or site requirements.
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