Sunday, June 27, 2010

B.C.'s injuries on the job: 15,000 lost years since 2007

read full article by Stephen Hume, VancouverSun
"Statistics Canada compiles injury reports from provincial agencies. Work-SafeBC records reported job-related injuries for this province.

Their records show that since statistics on workplace injuries began to be collected in 1928, the casualty count for B.C. workers on the job exceeds the total number of Canadian military and civilian casualties in every war we've ever fought by a ratio of more than 14 to one.

In B.C. alone, more than five million on-the-job injuries have been reported, more than two million of them over the past decade.

Since 2002, Canada has lost almost 150 soldiers in Afghanistan. In the same period, B.C. has lost 1,506 workers killed on the job."

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tarsands Jobsite with mixed union and non union labour. What fun!

interpret the full article at what i see weblog:

"The electricians (union, IBEW 424) are doing great, capillary bunch of people, perfect safety record, excellent work environment, great condition and careful with good cleanup etc.

However LEDCOR is out to this place too (crane operation and pilings) and as a big non unanimity labour supplier, they shine like always. They have nearly killed a collection of people by toppling a crane. Not only did it be on the point down, it snapped and whipped back and forth, nearly destroying formulary of devotion trailers containing people.

We also have had a bad rash of franciscan friar incidents on site lately such as hand injuries, falls, a coupling small fires (!!!!) and other industrial related inattentiveness type of accidents.

As a eventuate Imperial Oil (the main owner) and ThyssenKrupp (the prime contractor) regard ordered us to stand down. The last 2 days we be delivered of sat in our lunch trailers basically thinking about what we’ve been doing like naughty kids.

Its a common procedure that has been shown to improve performer safety and end long chains of minor incidents that always serve to major injuries or deaths.

The carpenters can’t seem to preserve from falling and hurting themselves, the non union contractors cant assistance but blow stuff up and knock over cranes, and our electricians are basically going nuts sitting around."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Manitobans ignored in Hydro project: union

CBC News - But the United Brotherhood of Carpenters said the consortium has been hiring most of its workers from Quebec and Newfoundland.