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COCA - Government Relations October 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations October 2017 - Members Report

Update on Bill 142 Hearings etc.

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COCA - submissions to Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly - Bill 142
COCA - submissions to Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly - Bill 142

COCA communicates on the Construction Lien Act reforms

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COCA - November 2017 Newsletter
COCA - November 2017 Newsletter

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Bill 142 - Letter To COCA Members
Bill 142 - Letter To COCA Members

Read Gary van Bolderen's report - COCA working on behalf of members.

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Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada's Economy
Skilled Trades Will Enable The Future Of Canada's Economy

If Canada is going to invest heavily in infrastructure, we must ensure we make equally strong investments in training talent that is going to build it.

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CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies
CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies

Tailored for the construction industry, the guide explains the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and offers practical advice on how to prepare or enhance a CSR strategy.

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - October 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - October 2017

Product spotlight: revised Construction Health and Safety Manual
IHSA Safety Talk: Stretching exercises
IHSA helps create new online safety tool and app
WSIB releases 2018 rates

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2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

Falls – ladder safety blitz in Construction sector
Date: October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Falls blitz: The Ministry of Labour will conduct an enforcement blitz targeting fall hazards in workplaces in construction workplaces. From October to November, inspectors will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address fall hazards and to protect workers.

See following report for critical injury and fatality incidences.

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COCA - October 2017 Newsletter
COCA - October 2017 Newsletter

Bill 142 Update + more

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for October 2017
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for October 2017

Tell me what you really think! An honest reference, even if negative, is not defamatory.
Workplace Offences - Personal Hygiene.
WSIB - Important Changes - complimentary seminar Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

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WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2017

WSIB offers further premium rate reductions in 2018

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Better Farming - November 2017
Better Farming - November 2017

Updates to Farm Building Code Long Overdue. See page 57 article by Ralph Winfield. CFBA Member - Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers leading the charge.

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OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites
OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites

The legalization of pot will put people’s lives at risk in the workplace, according to the head of the largest association representing industrial, commercial, and institutional contractors in Ontario.

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Marijuana uncertainty clouds future work sites
Marijuana uncertainty clouds future work sites

With the legalization of marijuana less than a year away, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how to deal with cannabis on construction project sites.

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Tips for Successful Recruitment in the Construction Industry
Tips for Successful Recruitment in the Construction Industry

Workforce shortages mean that talent must be scouted using a new approach to recruitment. Here are 3 tips to ensure that you get the best people filling the roles.

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Lien act reforms given second reading approval
Lien act reforms given second reading approval

The Ontario legislature has given Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, unanimous second reading approval, sending the bill that would introduce a new prompt payment regime in the province to the committee stage for consideration.

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Better Farming - October 2017
Better Farming - October 2017

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Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry
Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry

Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites

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The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates
The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates

All 13 construction Rate Groups will experience reductions next year. See '2018 premium rates & more announced at Annual General Meeting' article (click on 2017 AGM), select 'premium rates', and view page 5 Rate Groups # 704 - # 764 for rate details of specific construction groups

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Canadian Construction Association - Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017
Canadian Construction Association - Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017

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Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last
Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last

Old-fashioned barn raisings are pretty much gone – today you need a team of experts when building an equipment shed or barn. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger
Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger

Diaphragm bracing has been key as farm buildings become larger and larger. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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COCA - September 2017 Newsletter
COCA - September 2017 Newsletter

Bill 142 Update, Bill 148 Update, Gosen Appointed OCoT Chair, Gritziotis Appointed New Registrar & CEO of OCoT......

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Better Farming - September 2017
Better Farming - September 2017

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - August 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - August 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
IHSA announces new Suspended Work Platform System Installers course

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