AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP

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.

WCB Industry Classification Code

Industry Classification Description

40102

Building Construction

40103

Flooring and Tiling

40104

Installing Metal Products

40105

Painting and Decorating

40106

Wrecking and Moving Buildings

40108

Drywall and Stucco Contracting

40109

Installing Doors and Windows

40110

Concrete Work

40112

Installing Case Goods and Fixtures

40115

Landscaping

40203

Electrical Contracting

40204

Plumbing, Insulating, and Mechanical

40403

Roofing and Eavestroughing

40502

Constructing Dams, Wharves, Bridges, and Steel

40602

Installing Elevators

40603

Installing Heavy Machinery

40903

Tower and Energy Construction

40904

Railway Construction

* 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 through 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.

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.