February 15, 2013
VIDEO: COCA president Grant McMillan on enforcing orders for workers
Grant McMillan is the president of the Council of Construction Associations (COCA), and he recently dropped by the Journal of Commerce to give his views on issuing orders against not only employers who have violated health and safety regulations, but also workers who have done so.
McMillan proposed working with the provincial government and with WorkSafeBC to ensure that when workers are properly trained and supervised and violations still occur, enforcement of penalties is initiated.
McMillan also said where workers violate rules they should be penalized in the same manner as employers, with financial penalties and fines. He added these practices are in place in Ontario and Saskatchewan, and that he thinks this approach will further reduce both the cost and frequency of workplace injuries.
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association recently held its annual general meeting, and ICBA president Philip Hochstein was on hand to speak to the Journal of Commerce about the past year and his hopes for the industry in the year to come.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 9th, 2013.
Jeff Lyth of the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance was the final speaker at Bridging the Gap 2013, held recently in Richmond, British Columbia.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 2nd, 2013.
Werner Hofstatter, the products and markets advisor for the Canadian Wood Council's Wood Works! BC Program, spoke to the Journal of Commerce at the Wood Solutions Fair, recently held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.