A Change of Hats

For decades, hard hats have been synonymous with construction job site safety. Recently an article on the Construction Junkies blog looked at a new alternative.

The one major flaw of hard hats, however, is that if workers fall, the hard hat rarely stays on their head, exposing them to possible head injuries resulting from the fall. The US based National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched testing aimed at finding alternatives. Their study is not complete yet.

So far, attention has turned to safety helmets, similar to the ones search and rescue teams and mountaineers wear. These helmets come with chin straps, and are seen as a possible solution. Contractors in Europe have begun to test safety helmets on the job site and found that it has worked well for them.

To read the full article click here.

CCI Conference on Construction

Join the Canadian Construction Innovation and other invited industry leaders on November 3rd for a one-day conference event under the theme of: “Construction on the Precipice of Massive Change“.

To find out more details about the event please click here.

When:  Friday, 3 November 2017
7:30 AM – 6:30 PM EDT

Where: Beanfield Centre
105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

OHS Review Survey

As part of the ongoing government review of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation the province has released a survey for Albertans to fill out. We are encouraging all of our members to fill in the survey so they can have their opinions known by government for this crucial piece of legislation.

ACA has once again produced a guide for filling out the survey. It will guide you through the questions and inform you on our rationale in the answers given to the survey.

If you would like a copy please email Jonathan.Williams@albertaconstruction.net.