|Page 10||ATTENTION STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS|
|A fatality inquiry
into the 1996 work site death of a construction worker in Calgary has led to the
provincial court judge making a number of safety recommendations for the prevention of
similar deaths. One was "that structural steel erection procedures...accompany
blue prints and be available on site for review by all affected construction personnel
prior to commencement of the erection phase of construction."
Alberta Labor has requested that engineers make standard the practice of placing erection procedures directly on their fabrication or erection drawings. The province's General Safety Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act already contains a provision regarding a professional engineer's certification of drawings and preparation of erection procedures. The suggested practice would help to ensure that such procedures are available at the construction site. APEGGA's Practice Standards Committee supported the publication of Alberta Labour's request.
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