Section #: 
35.20.20
Effective date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
Last update: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

 

Policy Purpose

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) encourages employers to implement effective health and safety management systems as an important step towards reducing the risk of workplace injury and illness. Those employers who successfully complete and maintain the training and audit components of a recognized health and safety accreditation program will become safety leaders within the province. This program gives an added incentive to construction employers to attain health and safety certification, to strengthen their commitment to safe work, to continue expanding worker knowledge of safe work practices through training and awareness, and to improve safety performance overall.