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Information for Employers

Note: The following is not meant to provide comprehensive information and guidance to employers in the construction industry. Employers should always refer to the specific requirements of the applicable standard jurisdiction in the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canada Labour Code or requirements administered by the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for a comprehensive listing of health and safety responsibilities and regulations.

Welcome to the NLCSA website. Here you will find a wide range of information and resources that will help you with your health and safety program to keep your workers free from harm.

What the law says

All employers are ultimately responsible to ensure that the work being conducted does not cause harm to anyone at, or near, the workplace.  This includes your workers, any sub-contractors that you may hire as well as the public or workers of another employer who may be at, or near, your workplace.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires all employers with 10 or more workers to establish an OHS program. We know that it can be a challenge to review all of the laws that apply to employers with respect to workplace safety.  Through the nationally recognized Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) program, the NLCSA assists employers in developing and implementing health and safety programs and processes that make sense for the size of their business and the type of work that they do. Our team of Safety Advisors is here to help along the way so that you don’t have to engage a consultant or hire a safety professional. In fact, once you have completed our COR™ training program, you will have the basics of your health and safety program developed, you just need to customize it to meet your specific needs.

If you are a construction employer, in order to qualify for a PRIME refund from the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WorkplaceNL), you must be COR™ certified and in good standing at the end of the calendar year.

We believe that every employer needs a health and safety program that protects their interests and benefits their workers.

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What to do if there’s an injury at your workplace

In the event of an injury, employers must:

All serious injuries must be reported.  For provincially regulated workplaces, call the Accident Reporting Line at 709-729-4444. For federally regulated workplaces call 1-800-641-4049.

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Sections of the NLCSA Website You May Find Useful


You may consider a number of NLCSA programs designed to help your organization remain compliant to Health and Safety Legislation and to create an effective health and safety culture. The The National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO™) is designed to train and educate individuals within your organization to take a health and safety leadership role. The Certificate of Recognition™ (COR™) Program is a health and safety certification program for construction industry employers designed to assist in the development and maintenance of a company-wide health and safety management program. Firms receive accreditation upon completion of COR™ training, development, and implementation of a company-wide safety program, and internal and external safety reviews.

Supervisor Bootcamp is another program offered by NLCSA. Supervisor Bootcamps are specifically designed to help new or existing supervisors with leadership skills as well as help them understand their specific responsibilities related to health and safety in the workplace. Please contact us if you would like more information on the Supervisor Bootcamp program.

Training Courses and Schedule

If you are interested in training, click here to access information on our courses and schedule. We maintain records of all training completed though the NLCSA, another way that we’re helping employers. The NLCSA also offers demand training so if you are looking for a course, a specific date or location that’s not on our schedule, call us at 1-888-681-SAFE (7233) to ask for a quotation.

News and Events

Click here to see up to date news and events listings posted to our website. For more news, industry developments, and other useful updates related to the construction industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, sign up for NLCSA’s free e-news service by clicking on the link under the Distribution List heading below

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Safety Resources

For access to a host of health and safety resources such as materials, legislation, posters, videos, brochures and other useful information, click here.

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