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CSAM membership provides you with access to extensive information, resources, tools, and training regarding safety and health, legislation, accident prevention, and COR® Certification.


All employers who pay into the 400 Group* of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) industry codes are automatically members of CSAM.  If you are involved in industrial, commercial, institutional, or residential construction, we are YOUR industry-based safety program.

The table below indicates which industry classifications belong to the 400 Group. To register as an automatic member, complete our automatic membership registration form. If you have any questions, please contact us at (204) 775-3171 or safety@constructionsafety.ca.

WCB Industry Classification Code Industry Classification Description Industry Classification Report
40102 Building Construction View Report
40103 Flooring and Tiling View Report
40104 Installing Metal Products View Report
40105 Painting and Decorating View Report
40106 Wrecking and Moving Buildings View Report
40108 Drywall and Stucco Contracting View Report
40109 Installing Doors and Windows View Report
40110 Concrete Work View Report
40112 Installing Case Goods and Fixtures View Report
40115 Landscaping View Report
40203 Electrical Contracting View Report
40204 Plumbing, Insulating, and Mechanical View Report
40403 Roofing and Eavestroughing View Report
40502 Constructing Dams, Wharves, Bridges, and Steel View Report
40602 Installing Elevators View Report
40603 Installing Heavy Machinery View Report
40903 Tower and Energy Construction View Report
40904 Railway Construction View Report

* The 407 and 408 industry codes fall under road building classifications (MHCA WORKSAFELY™ rate codes) and are able to enlist in CSAM products and services by applying for an associate membership.

CSAM has earned the reputation as a leader in the safety landscape of Manitoba, as well as within the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations. This reputation is fueled by our association’s focus on providing exceptional customer service, quality, and value for our clients.

We are pleased to offer other employers outside of construction with access to our services through an associate membership (see below).

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to serving you.


CSAM is pleased to be able to serve companies outside of construction (outside of WCB’s “400” industry classification codes).

As a result of increasing demand for service from non-400 employers — and to assist current members with meeting their legislative responsibilities — CSAM will provide assistance and services to any employer through an associate membership, on the following conditions:

  • Services provided won’t diminish CSAM’s ability to meet our mandate or serve the companies within the 400 Group.
  • Associate members must pay an annual membership fee* for this privilege ($500), and are charged associate member pricing for resources, training, and audits.

To register, as an associate member, complete our associate membership application form. If you have any questions, please contact us at (204) 775-3171 or safety@constructionsafety.ca.

*The $500 annual membership fee is waived for all current members of the Winnipeg Construction Association and the Manitoba Home Builders Association. Members of these organizations are eligible to receive services from CSAM as an associate member.

PLEASE NOTE: WCB has recognized the value of industry based safety programs (IBSPs) and is planning to increase the number of employers eligible to receive services from IBSPs.  In 2020, the WCB identified several rate classifications as “naturally aligned” to CSAM. This refers to employers who do not pay the five per cent levy** to belong to an IBSP, but based on their business operations, would be best aligned with and served by the CSAM.

The WCB rate classifications identified as naturally aligned to CSAM include:

WCB Industry Classification Code Industry Classification Description Industry Classification Report
31105 Fabricating Signs View Report
50304 Cable and Satellite TV Distribution View Report
50311 Audio Visual Services View Report
50504 Telecommunications View Report
70302 Architects and Engineers View Report
70604 Window Cleaning View Report
70605 Yard Maintenance and Pest Control View Report

For example, if your company’s annual assessment rate is $2.00 (per every $100 of payroll), five per cent of that ($0.10 per every $100 of payroll) would be used to fund your respective IBSP.**IBSPs are funded through a five per cent levy, which is included within an employer’s WCB assessment rate. 

  • 10 employees at 2000 hours per year = 20,000 hours
  • 20,000 hours x $25 per hour = $500,000 of assessable payroll
  • 500,000 divided by 100 = 5,000 assessable hours
  • 5,000 assessable hours x your $2.00 assessment rate would result in an annual WCB insurance cost of $10,000 per year.
  • The IBSP Levy is five per cent of the $10,000 WCB insurance cost, which, in this case, would be $500.  This amount goes toward the funding of your IBSP.

Affiliation Request for Company Registration

If a company registered with the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba has ties with another company (ie: the same ownership group or business location), there may be a desire to establish an affiliation between the companies within CSAM’s database.  The main benefit of this affiliation is to allow your tied companies to combine information, resources and services provided to you by CSAM (membership status, information sharing, combined COR® audits etc.)

The affiliated company must have the same ownership/management group and a separate WCB Account Number.

To register an affiliated company, fill out our online form: Application for Company Affiliation

Please note: All applications will undergo a thorough qualifying review and approval process.


To help reduce the number of severe incidents in Manitoba AND bring down your WCB assessment rates, CSAM has created 18 classification summary reports for each of the construction classification codes serviced by CSAM. These reports outline the payroll, percentage, and rebate for COR® Certified companies, as well as the number of severe injuries and timeloss injuries (including top three cause, source, injury, and body part injured). The information provided will help identify, communicate, and prevent severe incidents based on your specific industry.

For more information and to view these reports, click here.

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