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Construction surge brings injuries • A week to celebrate healthy workplaces • Resisting overwork • New WCB regulations proposed
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2003

Construction surge brings injuries


— British Columbia’s building boom has been accompanied by a sharp rise in workers falling from rooftops. More than 400 falls during the last five years have accounted for $32 million in Workers’ Compensation Board claims. In addition to stepping up enforcement of regulations, the board is launching an awareness campaign to encourage employers to ensure restraint harnesses are used.

A week to celebrate healthy workplaces