Your Construction Safety Association of Manitoba is very excited to partner with the University of British Columbia’s research project on the exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the Manitoba construction industry.

The UBC Research Project will help our industry identify tasks that are a significant source of RCS exposure and help employers predict what RCS exposure levels will be like on their worksites without having to do the testing on their own.

Who is running the project?: UBC is running this study, with funding from the Manitoba Workers Compensation Board.

What’s the goal?: To build an exposure database that will help employers predict what RCS exposure levels will be like on their worksites.

How can you help?: UBC is looking for companies to work with them. If you work with concrete, asphalt, aggregates, drywall, stone, tile or any other material containing silica they would like you to participate.

Your time, consideration and support in this project will help all construction companies in Manitoba with the development of an exposure database to assist in protecting workers from the exposure to silica.

For more information or to express interest in participating in the UBC Research Project click here or contact Aaron Birch, UBC Project Occupational Hygienist at birch.aaron@gmail.com.