Montréal, July 4, 2017
The Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ) is proud to announce the signature of a three-year partnership with Elite Management SST.
This agreement aims to increase the quality of occupation health & safety (OHS) and risk management for subcontractors. It also targets assisting project managers to respect and apply legal requirements set forth by the Quebec Board of Labour Standards (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et sécurité au travail – CNESST).
The agreement consists of encouraging general contractor access with an approach and tool (web platform) that allows them to better evaluate and supervise the OHS of their subcontractors. Subcontractors will thus to better informed concerning the requirements of project managers in terms of executing their projects and thus better equipped to meet those requirements.
This partnership was necessary, even indispensable, to increase safety in construction projects. The building and public works sector still registers the most severe injuries. In 2012 alone, there were 6,500 accidents and 65 deaths. Note also that in 2016, 20 fatal work accidents took place on construction sites in Quebec, twice the number recorded in 2015.
The expertise offered by Elite Management SST in terms of occupational health & safety perfectly completes that of the CEGQ aiming to support general contractors to face their challenges. The CEGQ encourages general contractors to use the Elite OHS approach.