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  1. ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ASSOCIATION Best Practices in the Construction Industry Mexico City, Mexico Aug. 28, 2003

  2. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • Education & Training for Construction Workers as a means of preventing occupational accidents and diseases • Our Association was formed in 1988 • Government – Education and Enforcement • Conditions were not changing, factored into the cost of the job • The Industry wanted to change but didn't know how make it happen

  3. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • The Association’s approach has always been industry involvement. • All courses and programs come from a request by the industry to address a particular issue that is evident on the job sites. • Once identified our approach is to involve industry at every level to produce our programs

  4. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • Owner & Management commitment • Principles of Health & Safety Management • Auditor Training • Leadership in Safety Excellence

  5. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • Train-the-Trainer Programs • Workplace Hazards Material Information System (WHMIS) • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) • Flagperson Training • Certificate of Recognition (COR)

  6. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • Prime Contractor • Construction Safety Administration • Confined Space Entry • Back Injury Prevention Program • Substance Abuse Prevention Program • Small Business Certificate of Recognition • Effective Claims Management Course • Safe Trenching, Excavating & Ground Disturbance • S.T.A.R.T. • Fall Protection Awareness • Safe Slinging & Rigging Practices • Advanced Crane & Hoisting Safety

  7. Computer Based Training Programs (CBT) • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) administered for province • Roadbuilders Safety Training System (RSTS) administered for province • Confined Space Awareness • H2S Awareness • Homebuilders’ Interactive Video Program

  8. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • 1988 – LTC ~ 12% • 1994 – LTC 4.9% • 1999 – LTC 4.5 • 2002 – LTC 3.9%

  9. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • 2 Offices : • Edmonton (Head Office) 26 Staff • Calgary (Branch Office) 8 Staff • ACSA Advisors: Experienced Safety Professionals (Trainers/Consultants) • Administrative Support Staff: (Secretarial/Accounting/Program Registration)

  10. Best Practices in the Construction Industry

  11. Best Practices in the Construction Industry • Video’s • Posters/Web/Newsletter • Certification/Smart Card

  12. ACSA Mission Statement To provide “Quality Advice” to construction Employers and Employees that will lead to reduced human suffering and financial costs associated with incidents in the construction industry.

  13. Alberta Construction Safety Association “Making Safety a Way of Life” www.acsa-safety.org