Tag Archives: Construction Industry

Construction and silicosis: What you need to know

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 160 million people suffer from work-related diseases, with some two million dying annually as a result. About eight per cent of these occupational disease deaths can be directly attributed to respiratory complications. What exactly is silicosis, though, and what should design/construction professionals know to help reduce its impact on those in the industry?

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PCL Toronto shares safety knowledge with industry

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) has developed a project document controls (PDC) site to share previously proprietary safety information with its partners, including fully downloadable documents covering the organization’s health, safety, and environment (HSE) operating procedures, industry best practices, legislative requirements, provincial resources, and templates.

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Job predictions for B.C. construction industry announced

Buildforce has released its annual report featuring the employment forecast for the West Coast construction industry. “Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward” predicts the future demand of the industry will keep unemployment close to the current minimum level for at least 10 years in British Columbia, which means employers will be actively searching for qualified construction workers.

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