Initiated in 1989, the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is a non-profit organization run by and for the building construction industry in Manitoba – representing the “400 Group” of the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB).

Governed by the Winnipeg Construction Association’s Board of Directors and the CSAM Advisory Committee, CSAM’s mission, vision, and strategic plan is to strengthen the safety culture in Manitoba’s construction industry. We offer proactive education, training, and consulting that supports safe work practices, career development, and COR™ /SECOR™ Certification across the province.

The Association supports its mandate for providing Practical Solutions for a Safer Workplace with the following list of objectives: 
      • To provide information regarding accident prevention methods and changes to health and safety regulations. 
      • To develop information, resources, tools and training programs to enable contractors to meet their legislated responsibilities.
      • To provide guidance with respect to establishing comprehensive safety programs tailored to meet the needs of individual companies both large and small. 
      • To act as the Authority Having Jurisdiction to grant COR™ Certification & Small Employer COR™ Certification.

The Association is financed entirely by Manitoba contractors – through a surcharge on a small percent of their assessment premiums, collected by the WCB – and premiums paid by our Associate Members.

For a comprehensive guide to our organization and the programs, courses, and services we provide, please take a look at our corporate booklet below.