Omega 2000 Cribbing Inc.: Forming the Foundation of Safety
The Conference Board of Canada, 6 pages
October 27, 2009
The Organizational Effectiveness and Learning case studies examine outstanding education and lifelong learning programs and initiatives. This case study addresses the impact of workplace literacy and essential skills on workplace health and safety.
Omega 2000 Cribbing is an example of a small business that is helping the construction industry improve the quality of the workers on the job through its commitment to training and skills development. By drawing on its own resources and partnering with a local school board, the company is able to improve the literacy and basic skills of its workforce. As a result, health and safety practices have improved and workplace accidents are reduced. Company-wide recognition of the importance of safe working practices permits challenges, such as scheduling difficulties, to be addressed with flexibility and understanding.