All employers of tradespeople in Canada are obliged by law to provide a safe work environment for employees, and every employee must be trained in safe work practices.

Each province and territory in Canada has its own set of safety standards. To find out more about safety in the industry and your rights as a construction worker, find your provincial or territorial construction safety association on the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) website. This umbrella organization aims to promote awareness of construction health and safety, improve information sharing, and produce workplace health and safety training resources.

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Learn about the Career Paths available to you in the construction industry.

Check out the How to get started section where you can learn about apprenticeships and training.


Promoting safety
Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and Women Building Futures (WBF) have partnered to promote a safer and more productive workplace for women.
Safety on the Job
Matthew, a journeyman welder, talks about safety on the job at Ledcor.