The Low-Down on Construction – April 29, 2019

Sunday, April 28 marked the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. This year, 48 names of people killed in workplace accidents will be read into the record at the Saskatchewan Legislature…. 48 TOO MANY.

As the voice for thousands of open shop workers and contractors in the province, MERIT Saskatchewan joins with the many families across our nation to commemorate those workers who never got to go home at the end of the day.

If you’re in the construction industry, you know that safety is everyone’s responsibility. It’s always the number one priority on any work site.  Construction is dangerous work, and it’s only fair that these hardworking women and men get to go home safely to their families every night.

Being involved in an incident is devastating for the employee, their colleagues, their family and their employer.  That’s just one reason why the benefit program offered by MERIT Saskatchewan is so crucial.  In a time of crisis, it’s important to be able to rely on benefits such as disability, counselling, and life insurance to take some of the stress out of an extremely stressful situation.  We are proud of the support we can offer our members when they’re at their most vulnerable.

MERIT has always worked with our members – whether they are workers or contractors – in not only being compliant with the latest regulations, but in helping to drive solutions to continuously improve standards on job sites big and small.

MERIT Saskatchewan stands with all workers and contractors across the province in recognizing the 48 individuals and their families that were not able to go home safely at the end of the work day.