The Manitoba Home Builders Association in partnership with Manitoba Construction Sector Council received funding from Workers Compensation Board, Research and Workplace Innovation Program to develop an awareness course for scaffolding.
Scaffolds and ladders are commonly used on construction sites. Fatal or disabling injuries continue to result from workers falling from scaffolding that has been misused or poorly constructed on a construction site. The majority of the workers injured in scaffold accidents attribute the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.
This course covers the basics of scaffold safety and is designed for tradespeople including drywallers, siding and stucco installers, welders, millwrights, painters, power engineers, masons, insulators, ironworkers etc. so they think safety when working on a scaffold. This resource would be an effective teaching tool for use in high schools, Apprenticeship programs or for tool box talks on the job site.
MHBA acknowledges that this project is supported by a grant from the Research and Workplace Innovation Program of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.
• Lanny McInnes, President/CEO, Manitoba Homebuilders Association
• Brandy Dobson, SafeCon Solutions
• Ross Jardine, Construction Safety Association of Manitoba
• Mike Jones, Construction Safety Association of Manitoba
• In addition, Ihor Barwinsky, Jeff Arnold, Cory Kloos, Jeff Sheldon, Spencer Curtis, Devin Penner, Phil Felliccia from the Manitoba Home Builders Workplace Safety and Health Committee