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.
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week was launched on May 6 in British Columbia with an event held in North Vancouver featuring many different safety organizations, equipment providers and demonstrations of proper safety procedures.
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 May 20th, 2013.
Edmonton has traditionally been dominated by car traffic, but recently efforts have been made to improve the city transit system and, through transit-oriented development, to create neighbourhoods and destinations that are integrated with transit.
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 May 13th, 2013.
The City of Calgary's ambitious Airport Trail Tunnel project is a 620 metre tunnel that will run under the new Calgary International Airport runway and will extend Airport Trail from Barlow Trail to 36 Street N.E.