Training For Success
When building a successful team, we start with quality training.
Our workers are extensively trained in all required fields prior to arrival, and
we enjoy the lowest lost time incident rates when compared to non-unionized workers.
Starting strong and staying up to date with training helps our workers to
better avoid injuries, and keep our projects on schedule.
We have many training programs designed, and funded, by union workers and
taught at state of the art facilities.
Please read this safety statement from Ontario Construction Secretariat and the Institute for Work and Health (IWH)
Ontario Construction Secretariat is pleased to announce that the research paper from the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) demonstrating a union safety effect in Ontario will be published and made available to the public in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine later today. This paper will be the first peer-reviewed Canadian study to examine the occupational health and safety benefits of unions in Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction sector.
The study shows, for example, that unionized workers:
Reported 23 per cent fewer injuries requiring time off work than non-union workers;
Experienced a 17 per cent lower rate of musculoskeletal injuries (injuries or disorders affecting mobility, especially muscles, tendons and nerves); and
Reported a 29 per cent lower rate of critical injuries (injuries with the potential to place workers’ lives in jeopardy) while on the job.
OCS is pleased both about the results of the study – confirming our industry’s safety advantage -- and the paper’s publication in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.