Associations & organizations
Here you'll find links to safety associations and organizations with more information about workplace health and safety.
BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA)
The BCCSA's primary goal is to raise safety awareness within BC's construction industry and reduce construction workplace illness and injury. BCCSA is also a certifying partner in our certificate of recognition (COR) program.
BC Crane Safety
BC Crane Safety was established in November 2005 to promote the development of an industry-driven crane operator qualification system in British Columbia.
BC Common Ground Alliance
A non-profit organization established to lead development of consistent practices and coordination of activities to ensure the highest possible standards of public safety, worker safety, and damage prevention in connection with underground infrastructure.
Alberta Construction Safety Association
The ACSA is a non-profit organization funded and directed by industry. Its mission is to provide quality advice to constructions employers and employees in the form of education, training courses (including computer-based training), information, and resource material.
Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC
ASTTBC certifies Construction Safety Officers who have successfully completed training provided by approved agencies, accredited by ASTTBC. Currently these include the BC Institute of Technology, Care Institute of Safety and Health Inc. and ER Plus Risk Management Group Inc.
Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
BC Construction Association
BC Federation of Labour
The British Columbia Federation of Labour represents 450,000 members of affiliated unions in more than 1,100 locals, working in every aspect of the BC economy.
BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association
The BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association is the only business association in British Columbia to represent the interests of the province's logbuilding and timberframing companies exclusively.
British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association
The BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association was established in 1966 by twelve Contractors and has grown to 165 members representing all the privatized highway maintenance contractors, most of the construction contractors, underground/utility contractors, paving contractors and various service & supply companies to our industry.
British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building & Construction Trades Council
The British Columbia and Yukon Territory Building & Construction Trades Council is an umbrella organization for construction unions in the province of BC. Currently there are 20 unions in the province who are affiliated to the BCYT-BCTC.
Canadian Codes Centre
Canadian Construction Association
"The Canadian Construction Association is the national voice of Canada's dynamic construction industry."
Canadian Home Builders Association - B.C. Chapter
For over fifty years, the CHBA has worked to build a strong and professional housing industry in Canada.
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Canadian Masonry Contractors Association
The membership of Masonry Canada includes four national associations: Clay Brick Association of Canada (CBAC), Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA), Canadian Masonry Contractors Association(CMCA), and Canadian Portland Cement Association (CPCA),and regional masonry associations across Canada.
Carpenters Union of BC
Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC)
CLAC is a Canadian union that represents workers in construction, health care, transportation, manufacturing, retail, and other sectors.
Construction Occupational Safety and Health
The Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety and Health was developed by the Center to Protect Workers' Rights (CPWR) with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). They provide resources for occupational hazards, trades, job sites, and other general information.
Construction Specifications Canada - Vancouver Chapter
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
The leading developer and provider of prevention solutions for work environments involving high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with high voltage electricity, driving motor vehicles, transportation of dangerous goods, suspended access, and hoisting and rigging.
Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC is the voice of BC's non-union construction employers.
Northern Regional Construction Association
Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association
"Founded in 1994, the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association is a not-for-profit association funded by, and responsible to, the construction industry. The NSCSA offers safety training and audits to promote a positive culture shift in the construction industry. The success of these programs is measured by a decrease in the number of workplace accidents and strong participation."
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
Road Safety at Work (RSAW)
RSAW is a WorkSafeBC-funded program managed by the Justice Institute of British Columbia, to help BC employers improve the safety of their employees when driving for work. RSAW provides tools, resources, and educational and support services aimed at preventing workplace motor vehicle crashes.
Roofing Contractors Association
RCABC is an association of professional roofing contractors, manufacturers and suppliers who are dedicated to the promotion and protection of the public's interests in everything that relates to roofing.
Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA)
Membership driven, SICA is a non-profit Association, which represents over four hundred construction industry members involved in industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. Committed to helping members through communicating information and opportunities, developing and delivering appropriate services, and supporting industry standards, SICA looks to benefit the industry as a whole.
Union of BC Municipalities
The UBCM was formed to provide a common voice for local government and this role is as important today as it was 86 years ago. The UBCM reflects the truth in the old adages "strength in numbers" - "united we stand - divided we fall".
Vancouver Regional Construction Association
VRCA is the Advocate for the construction industry in the Lower Mainland and strives to create a stable, efficient and profitable industry by: empowering industry participants through education and information sharing; promoting and encouraging the use of acceptable standard practices; creating business opportunities through encouraging economic development and providing project information.