Health & Safety

Register Now for the New SBCTC Safety Training on Electrical Hazards for Non-Electricians

January 19, 2018 - The State Building and Construction Trades Council has just opened registration for the new train- the-trainer classes for Electrical Hazards for Non-Electricians. Statistics show that 70% of construction workers who die from electrocutions are NOT electricians. Electrical hazards are on every job site - and workers who use scaffolding, metal ladders, aluminum extension poles, long-handled metal tool or heavy equipment near live electric current, are more at risk of injury or death. (Read More)

SBCTC Completes Study on Construction Ergonomics

October 2012 -- Learn what union leaders, contractor safety reps and workers had to say on the topic of ergonomics in construction. (Read More)

Building Trades Health & Safety Programs

The SBCTC continues to make health and safety a top priority through policy, outreach and education programs. Learn more about our specific safety programs. (Read More)

Contractors with Health or Safety Problems? Let Us Know Who They Are

May 11, 2011 - With Governor Jerry Brown's new administration in Sacramento seeking to take a stronger stance for workplace health and safety, the Building Trades has been provided with a unique new opportunity to seek improved enforcement of workplace health and safety regulations. (Read More)

Unions Lower Construction Fatality Rates

March 24, 2011 - A new study from the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy concludes that unionization in the construction industry lowers fatality rates, while so-called right-to-work (RTW) anti-union laws have the opposite effect, resulting in higher fatality rates. (Read More)

Study Shows Union Sector Far Safer

May 7, 2003 - A study just released in Cockshaw's Construction Labor News & Opinion (April,2003), showed that non-union contractors were 360 percent more unsafe than union contractors. (Read More)

Paid Family Leave Brochure

When you need to take time off work to deal with serious family health issues you may have a right to Paid Family Leave. (Read More)

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