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About the BCCSA

Research & Development

Research Development & Opportunity Fund (RDO)

The BCCSA Research, Development and Opportunity Fund (RDO) is a special fund allowing the organization to respond to emerging construction industry issues not covered in its annual budget. It supports new partnerships, research projects and activities relevant to the construction industry, with a focus on occupational health and safety.

Money allocated to the fund is derived from surplus revenue from BCCSA safety training and product sales. The fund maximum is set at $1,350,000. At the end of each fiscal year any monies collected above the $1,350,000 account cap is applied as revenue to the following year’s WorkSafeBC funding. There is no application funding limit, however the balance of the account depends on current approved projects and the surplus of revenue at year end. This fund is managed by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.