ACA Responds to WCB Review Committee

In a letter dated January 9, 2017, the ACA outlined some of its concerns coming out of the review committee meetings at the end of 2016.  There are a number of issues going forward that the ACA continues to have concerns about.

Included were a number of points:

  • Changes should relate to the scope of the review
  • WCB is an Insurance Program, and is not a replacement for taxpayer funded social programs
  • Changes of the WCB should be based on evidence

While the ACA continues to have concerns we will continue to work with the government to try and reach a satisfactory solution for everyone in a time of economic hardship for construction owners and workers.

ACA letter to the WCB Review Committee can be read here.

Survey Reminder for Members

Our member’s survey is live on Survey Monkey and we could really use your input in the direction we are headed in 2017. If you could take a few minutes to review and respond it would be a tremendous help as we move into the new year and beyond. If you have not had the chance to do so please take the opportunity.

You can fill out the survey here.

OHS Announce an Employers Guide For Worker’s Exposure to Silica

The guide is intended to provide direction on how to complete a worker exposure assessment to determine compliance with the Alberta occupational exposure limit (OEL) for silica.

ACA is working with the Alberta Construction Safety Association to develop awareness and supervisor training for 2017.  Once these practices are well established on Alberta jobsites, ACA plans to test with OHS to obtain hard evidence to confirm whether the current statutory limit is technically and economically feasible.

You can read more about the guide here.