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Associate Membership

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 their business operations, would 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
31105 Fabricating Signs
50304 Cable and Satellite TV Distribution
50311 Audio Visual Services
50504 Telecommunications
60903 Concrete Supply
70302 Architects and Engineers
70604 Window Cleaning
70605 Yard Maintenance and Pest Control

**IBSPs are funded through a five per cent levy, which is included within an employer’s WCB assessment rate. 

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.

  • 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.
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