I hope you had a great construction season. With winter upon us and 2017 coming to a close, we begin to look to position the industry for a successful 2018, and there is much to do. The revamped Mixer newsletter is one way we will be providing you with updates on the initiatives the association is engaged in on your behalf. I encourage you to take the time to review the content each month and share your feedback.
As many of you who’ve been following this study recall, Concrete Alberta in partnership with Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) have been following the performance of four DURA-MIX® driveways poured in Northern Edmonton in the summer and late fall of 2016 under real world conditions and subject to a range of curing and sealing regimes. As we enter our second winter of our driveway study, we’d like to bring everyone up to date on what’s been observed so far.
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Sustainable Roadways Workshop Draws Good Turnout
Though not the ideal weather for a walking tour of a finished project site, sunny and -8 °C didn’t deter participants from a number of Central Alberta municipalities, engineering consulting firms, and ready-mix and precast concrete suppliers from attending the Concrete Alberta/CAC Sustainable Roadways Workshop on November 7th in Red Deer.
Our Members Only Safety Page has seen some updates of late including new Serious Event Reviews (SER’s) in the past month as well as the November OHS Health & Safety eNews letter. This month’s issue draws your attention to High Pressure marketing by WHMIS training firms that are not required for a firm to do WHMIS Training. Find out how to do it yourself. As well, there’s a link to the roles and responsibilities of our members’ safety supervisors and a publication: “Supervisor Roles and Responsibilities: an occupational health and safety hand book designed to help supervisors understand what Alberta’s legislation expects from them."
All of this and more is available to our Concrete Alberta members. For member access to this page, you will need to use the universal login and password. If you need assistance, please contact the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The New CSA Z151-17 Concrete Pump Standard is Out!
In response to an increased number of incidents resulting from equipment failures and power line contacts involving truck-mounted concrete pumps, CSA has published this second edition of CSA Z-151-17, concrete pumps and placing booms. It is intended to facilitate a consistent level of safety for those who work in and around concrete pumps.
The SOLD OUT November 28th /29th Concrete Technology Level I Course in Edmonton and the SOLD OUT Concrete Technology Level I Course in Calgary Dec. 12th and 13th at SAIT marks the start of the 2017/18 training season at Concrete Alberta!
If you had wanted to attend these programs, please contact our office at email@example.com to get on our waitlist.
Learn more about or regular course schedule that runs from now through April of 2018.
Proposed Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act
Earlier this week the Government of Alberta has introduced Bill 30 An Act to Protect the Health and Well-Being of Working Albertans which proposes amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workers’ Compensation Act. You can read more about the legislation more about the proposed legislation here, including highlights of the changes and audio from Minister Gray’s press conference.
If passed, the WCB changes would come into effect on January 1, 2018 and the OHS changes would come into effect on June 1, 2018.
Concrete Alberta will be monitoring the debate and progress of the legislation over the coming days. If you have any questions please contact our office.
Concrete Alberta 2018 AGM & Convention
Save the Date
New Format, New Time of Year, New Location
June 7th and 8th in Red Deer Alberta
Our Annual General Meeting will take place Thursday, June 7th and we are pleased to have ATB Financial’s Chief Economist TODD HIRSCH, as our keynote speaker; as well as plans for other valuable business sessions. After a day of meetings and information, there will be an Associate’s hosted reception followed by our annual President’s banquet.
Concrete Alberta’s annual June golf tournament will take place on June 8th at the Alberta Springs Golf Resort in Red Deer. This is a fantastic course and it will be a great day to get out on the links.
Registration for both events will be open soon, stay tuned, but for now please save the date!
Don't Forget to Register for the World of Concrete