Leading Indicators for Workplace Health and Safety

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) has published their latest Leading Indicators user guide as a new resource. Leading indicators are aspects of workplace activities that can be used to improve OHS outcomes prior to an unwanted outcome occurring.

A familiar example of a leading indicator might be the legislated hazard assessment and control process: a preventative approach to reducing the risk of workplace injury and illness. If changed, leading indicators are expected to change related outcomes. That makes them an important tool for managing health and safety at work.

You can download the guide here.

Whole Building Air Leakage Testing – Member Survey

ACA members are invited to participate in a survey on the potential impacts of adding whole building air leakage testing requirements to the NECB. This survey is part of a larger study being conducted by the Canadian National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) Task Group on Building Envelopes (TG-BE). Please direct any questions to info@buildingsciencelabs.com. The survey takes about 5 minutes and is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/airtightnesssurvey14.

The Task Group belongs to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes committee on energy efficiency in buildings.  The CCBFC oversees the work of nine Standing Committees whose members are volunteers who lend their technical expertise and experience.  The CCBFC is run by National Research Council Canada.

2015 ACA Golf Tournament

ACA members and guests enjoyed a day of golf at Alberta Springs May 28th for ACA’s 47th annual tournament.

Congratulations to winners: Jarrett Serediak (low gross), Murray Epp (low net), and Paul Heyens (low net – ACA Director).  Many others enjoyed their winnings for hole competitions, flight prizes, and door prizes.  One lucky person walked away smiling after winning the 50/50 draw.

ACA thanks the following sponsors for their support of this year’s golf tournament:

Alberta Construction Safety Association,

Alberta Springs Golf Resort,

Aviva Insurance,


Burnco Rock Products,

Construction Labour Relations,

Clifton Associates,

Dawson Wallace Construction,

Eagle Builders,

Edmonton Construction Association,

Graham Construction,

Harris Rebar,

Marsh Canada,

Merit Contractors Association,

PCL Construction Management,

Scott Builders,

The Guarantee Company of North America,

The Sovereign General Company, Travelers Insurance,

Westcor Construction.