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Our 30 years of safety excellence

2019 marks 30 years of the MHCA providing dedicated safety services and programming to the heavy construction industry.

From the outset, the safety program in the heavy construction industry was driven by the demand from and experience of our industry.  The program has evolved from the provision of advice and training to a comprehensive, nationally recognized certification system designed for our industry.

Our success reflects the fact this programming was developed by industry for industry.

  • MHCA safety rep helmet


    First safety advisor hired by the MHCA

  • 1990

    Development of the first safety and health training program for industry

  • 1997

    Development of a program to address environmental issues

  • Safety health environment program logo


    MHCA’s two programs branded as the Safety Health Environment Program

    Establish with other Canadian partners the nationally recognized Certificate of Recognition (COR™) program

  • Safe roads conference image with Chris Lorenc speaking


    Led establishment of the SAFE Roads Manitoba

  • 2007

    Introduction of the 5% COR discount on WCB premiums

  • 2008

    Delivery of new Winter Road Safety training to northern communities

  • Worksafely logo


    MHCA’s safety program rebranded as WORKSAFELY™

  • eCOR logo


    Introduction of e-COR

  • 2014

    WORKSAFELY™ safety advisors located in all regions of the province

    COR™ certification mandatory for government construction contracts >$100,000

    WORKSAFELY™ endorses National Construction Safety Officer designation

  • 2018

    WCB introduces 15% prevention rebate for COR-certified companies

    340 companies are COR™ certified, covering 75% of the workforce

  • WORKSAFELY 30th logo


    WORKSAFELY™’s 30th anniversary

What does 30 years of safety success look like?

  • Injury rate reduced from 7.5/100 workers in 2000 to 3.6 in 2017
  • Average compensation rates for the industry reduced from $3.72 in 2000 to $1.67 in 2018
  • Number of COR™ companies grow from 40 in 2001 to 340 in 2018 – 75% of our industry’s workforce
  • Industry-based COR™ certification becomes mandatory in 2014 for all government construction projects >$100,000
  • In 2016, WCB introduces safety certification for other industries based on the COR™ model
  • Industry’s investment pays off through the new 15% rebate for COR™ certified companies in 2018