Alberta fatality resulting in large penalty

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Spring is finally here, and with it the necessary planning for the road construction season. Safety education and training are critical to your start-up plans.

By nature, construction is a hazardous industry.

To illustrate the importance of making safety job #1, there is a report this month of an Alberta paving and road construction company assessed $295,000 in penalties after pleading guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of a worker who died nearly three years ago. The worker was asphyxiated while cleaning out a gravel bin with a running conveyor. This stands as an example of what can happen when safety and health systems are not in place.

With over 35 years of road construction safety experience, MHCA® WORKSAFELY® can help with questions, training and resources for the upcoming road construction season.

For training regarding flag person and traffic control coordinator visit our website to see our training calendar or contact Kristen ( at our office.