Associations & organizations
Here you'll find links to safety associations and organizations with more information about workplace health and safety.
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 was established in November 2005 to promote the development of an industry-driven crane operator qualification system in British Columbia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"The Canadian Construction Association is the national voice of Canada's dynamic construction industry."
For over fifty years, the CHBA has worked to build a strong and professional housing industry in Canada.
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.
This organization provides information for migrant workers in North America. Included on this site is The Guide to Labor and Employment Laws for Migrant Workers in North America. This consists of individual fact sheets about a range of areas of labor and employment law in each North American country.
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.
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.
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC is the voice of BC's non-union construction employers.
"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."
"The Prince George Construction Association is dedicated to the promotion of construction investment, standard practices and high standards in the construction industry. The association speaks on behalf of members operating in the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) sector of the industry on construction concerns with the government/tendering authorities and the public."
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.
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.
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".
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.