On December 14, 2010, the Ministry of Employment issued a news release and report entitled: Occupational Health and Safety Focused Inspection Project: Commercial Construction . The report indicated that over a six week period from October 8 to November 22, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers conducted 298 initial and follow up inspections of 146 commercial construction employers across the province. A total of 214 orders, including 39 stop work orders, were issued. In the Ministry’s news release, Employment and Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk expressed his disappointment with the results of the focused inspection project, and the need for the commercial construction sector to respond.
The Alberta Construction Association shares the Minister’s concern.
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