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Workplace Respect Toolkit Best Practice

Workplace Respect Toolkit with supplementary documents

Workforce Development

This best practice was first developed in 2004 to support company development of respectful workplace programs. This updated Toolkit released in 2011 remains a best practice that all stakeholders within the Alberta construction industry can adopt and follow. Its goal is to assist companies in building workplaces that are free from unprofessional conduct, harassment and… Read more »

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She Works Best Practice

She Works

Workforce Development

This collection of best practices provides guides to recruitment and retention of tradeswomen in response to the general increase in shortage of skilled trades people. These best practices include pre-trades training programs, interviewing, workplace respect, communication styles and She Works training for supervisors or HR staff. The She Works training is provided by Women Building… Read more »

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Essential Skills Training Best Practice

Essential Skills Training

Workforce Development

The essential skills for the construction workforce are reading, writing, math, document use, oral communication and English as a Second Language.  In 2012, to address gaps in the then rapidly-growing workforce, COAA provided leadership to form a network of Alberta training organizations specializing in assisting construction workers and their employers in identifying and addressing essential… Read more »

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Workplace Health and Safety Performance Improvement Guide Best Practice

Workplace H&S Performance Improvement Guideline

Safety

The purposes of this best practice guideline is to provide a method to track, trend and report on H&S performance using balanced reporting criteria as well as encourage the use of leading indicators for continuous improvement. This best practice was developed in 2011 at the request of the COAA Safety Committee.

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Workers at Risk Mentoring Best Practice

Workers at Risk Mentoring

Safety

In the early 2000s, a disturbing trend was noted: workers who were new on the job (within the initial six months) were more prone to being injured than their experienced counterparts – and new workers under the age of 25 were more than twice as likely to be injured as new workers over that age. … Read more »

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Leading Indicators of Safety Performance Best Practice

Leading Indicators of Safety Performance with supplementary documents

Safety

Starting in 2003 the COAA Safety Committee and sub-committee identified the top 10 leading indicators affecting safety performance. Individual best practice guidelines were developed for all top 10 indicators, included in this document. Some of these are Near miss, Employee perception surveys, active management safety participation, supervisor safety and others. All supporting documents have been… Read more »

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Contractor Health and Safety Management Best Practice

Contractor EHS Management with prequalification and presentations

Safety

The objective of this Best Practice is to assist Owners, Prime Contractors and Contractors to develop effective Contractor EHS-environment, health and safety management systems and/or processes. Effective EHS management systems will promote a collaborative working relationship between Owners, Prime Contractors and Contractors, resulting in improved HS&E and productivity for all parties involved. This best practice… Read more »

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Cargo Management Best Practice

Cargo Management Guidelines

Safety

This is a new best practice developed by Enrbidge. This best practice includes an example of a cargo management plan and all the forms and tools, including an orientation presentation, needed to implement it.

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Contracting Strategy Best Practice

Contracting Strategy Best Practice

Contracting

This Best Practice has been prepared as a guideline for Owners and Contractors (re: their sub Contractors) to facilitate the development of Contracting Strategy for industrial Projects in Alberta. Its purpose is to ensure that Project Owners have comprehensively considered Project specifics (goals/objectives, work environment, scopes of work, Project and contract risk allocation), weighed the… Read more »