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John Johnson P.Eng. receives Outstanding Service Award from the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)
John Johnson P.Eng. receives Outstanding Service Award from the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA)

Awarded for his tremendous contribution to Farm Building throughout his years of service. Nominated by the Bluewater Chapter. Scroll to #6 'The Bill Davis Ontario Merit Award'.

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Small Business
Small Business

Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario.
The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR. To be effective in carrying out their duties, HSRs should have broad, basic occupational health and safety knowledge and be aware of their specific role in the workplace. To support voluntary HSR training, the Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety partners, has created a number of training resources

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Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest
Special Touches for Horse Barns: Ideas to Spur Your Interest

12 TIPS FOR CREATING SUCCESSFUL HORSE STALL SPACE

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2-Minute News - October 2018
2-Minute News - October 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Responsibilities.
IHSA.ca Magazine, Volume 18, Issue 1.
Order the IHSA Struck-by Kit.
New guardrails poster now available.
Small business toolkit: Start your health and safety program in 3 steps.

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Legal cannabis sparks job site concerns for Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)
Legal cannabis sparks job site concerns for Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)

“Worrying many industry groups is the lack of proper laws to ensure workplace safety, especially in sectors that use heavy machinery and other potentially dangerous equipment”

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Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction
Government Announces Repeal of Bill 148; Good News for Construction

COCA's press release on the Government's announcement

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October 2018
October 2018

Cutting red tape in order to help create and protect jobs.
WSIB premium rate savings to help employers boost economy.
Cannabis legalization and workplace safety.
Small business toolkit; providing small business owners with step-by-step instruction on how to help ensure a healthy and safe workplace.
Safe At Work Ontario consultation paper.
Symposium of occupational health and disease prevention.

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Cannabis and construction: what you need to know
Cannabis and construction: what you need to know

The Daily Commercial News has compiled a list of words of wisdom for employers and employees on how they can be prepared.

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Recreational Cannabis is Legal – Is Your Organization Ready to Deal With any Issues?
Recreational Cannabis is Legal – Is Your Organization Ready to Deal With any Issues?

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Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code
Questions and answers on cannabis and the Human Rights Code

Cannabis or “marijuana” laws are changing in Canada. It will now be legal for people age 19 or older in Ontario to buy, possess, use and grow recreational cannabis. Provincial laws generally permit cannabis use wherever laws permit tobacco use. Cannabis use for a medical purpose (medical cannabis) continues to be legal.

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Fitness for Duty Summit
Fitness for Duty Summit

With the legalization of cannabis coming into effect in a week, there is widespread concern in the construction industry surrounding fitness for duty, but one organization says new innovations in impairment testing are on the horizon.

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Where have all the trades gone?
Where have all the trades gone?

Growing number of freelancers; the number of freelancers (or independent workers) will surpass employed workers within 10 years

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Better Farming - November 2018
Better Farming - November 2018

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Better Farming - October 2018
Better Farming - October 2018

Cell-Based Meat - serving up the details.
Raising Spirits on the Farm.
Rural Landfills - What is in your landfill?

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Recreational cannabis is legal - now what ?
Recreational cannabis is legal - now what ?

Six things an employer should know - from COCA member Sherrard Kuzz LLP

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The McMillan Chronicle - BC Law firm
The McMillan Chronicle - BC Law firm

Helping your workplace negotiate the legalization of marijuana

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Is the Canadian workplace ready for recreational cannabis?
Is the Canadian workplace ready for recreational cannabis?

The changing legal status of cannabis in Canada highlights a disconnect between employers and employees, especially as it relates to when and how cannabis can be consumed at work.

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COCA - October 2018 Newsletter
COCA - October 2018 Newsletter

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October 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
October 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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WSIB announces 2019 premium rates
WSIB announces 2019 premium rates

Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent.

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WSIB @ Work - Fall 2018 Newsletter
WSIB @ Work - Fall 2018 Newsletter

• WSIB offers premium rate reductions to businesses again in 2018
• Getting ready for our new premium-rate setting model in 2020
• Better access to Specialty Programs
• Small Business Awards: Safety is a group concern
• Small Business Week: We’re here to help
• Our one-stop report shop

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Accurate and efficient invoicing unlocks the potential of prompt payment legislation
Accurate and efficient invoicing unlocks the potential of prompt payment legislation

Contractors can only enjoy prompt payment if they can produce complete, accurate and timely invoices

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2-Minute News - September 2018
2-Minute News - September 2018

IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity.
Ministry of Labour focuses on struck by injuries.

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COCA - September 2018 Newsletter
COCA - September 2018 Newsletter

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COCA - Government Relations September 2018 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations September 2018 - Members Report

1. WSIB Announces UFL Eliminated, 2019 Rates at AGM
2. Membership Fees Task Force Recommendations Approved by COCA Board
3. Bill 36 Changes Ontario’s Cannabis Laws
4. Government Forms Select Committee on Financial Transparency

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