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New WorkSafeBC construction resources

November 17, 2017  By WorkSafeBC

November 16, 2017 – Drop head slab formwork systems are becoming more prevalent in B.C.’s construction industry. When working with drop head formwork systems, construction workers and supervisors must understand the differences between backshoring and reshoring; failure to understand the differences could create a life-threatening hazard to workers.

Two new WorkSafeBC construction safety bulletins have been created to alert workers and employers about the crucial differences between backshoring and reshoring.

The first bulletin is an overview while the second bulletin provides a more detailed background on these topics.


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