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COCA - January 2018 Newsletter
COCA - January 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue
- Government Downgrades Position of Chief Prevention Officer
- WSIB Employer Reclassifications Will Affect Some Contractors
- Reynold and Vogel Leave BLG - Join BC-based Firm
- The Ontario General Election - Five Factors to Consider
- MPPs NOT Seeking Re-election - Are Their Ridings Up for Grabs
- Wynne's Popularity Improves With Minimum Wage Increase
- Liberal Government's Significant Accomplishments in 2017

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Legalized Pot in Canada Worries Contractors
Legalized Pot in Canada Worries Contractors

Jobsite safety enforcement and test protocols for marijuana use have raised concerns.

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

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Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!
Bill 148 Regulations - What you should know!

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, introduces significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and Labour Relations Act (“LRA”), and limited amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following briefing note summarizes the most significant regulations.

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WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2017

-New Chronic Mental Stress Policy Now Available
-Increasing Fairness with the 2018 Indexation Factor
-Four Technical Rate Sessions Held to Help Employers
-WSIB Ontario to transform how premium rates are set
-Introducing COMPASS a new online health and safety tool
-What to expect at an oral hearing
-Encouraging Student Job Safety with 2018 Video Contest
-2018 Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards nomination call just around the corner
-Call for 2018 research grants applications

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Wave of construction worker turnover expected for 2018
Wave of construction worker turnover expected for 2018

Business owners will face an employee retention crisis in the new year, warns Hays Canada.

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COCA - December 2017 Newsletter
COCA - December 2017 Newsletter

-Sharing Thanks for Bill 142
-Important Message From the WSIB
-Accreditation Consultation Deadline Extended
-Government to Extend Presumptive PTSD Coverage
-Openings on OCoT's Governance Structure
-It's Easy to File Your Accessibility Compliance Report
-Auditor General's 2017 Report
-Good News on the Employment Front
-Highlights of the FAO Report
-Ontario Polls Show Two Different Narratives.
-Premier Initiates Suit Against Brown
-Premier Strikes Deals in Asia

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Seven Careers in the Trades That Are in Demand in Canada Now
Seven Careers in the Trades That Are in Demand in Canada Now

Would it surprise you to learn that masons, carpenters, general contractors, farmers, HVAC installers, plumbers and electricians are in high demand?

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OMAFRA provides data on Ontario Ag and Food
OMAFRA provides data on Ontario Ag and Food

Please see the following for agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - December 2017

. IHSA Safety Talk: Work-related driving
. Accreditation standard comment deadline extended
. Join your local Fleet Safety Council chapter
. CSA Group releases health and safety code for suspended equipment operations

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Preparing young people for the future of work
Preparing young people for the future of work

We must do more now

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2017 December Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
2017 December Report - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws
Ontario Passes Legislation to Modernize Construction Laws

New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time

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Finish line in sight for lien act reform
Finish line in sight for lien act reform

Long-awaited reforms to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act are an important step closer to enactment

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COCA - Government Relations November 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations November 2017 - Members Report

• Bill 142 Update
• Bill 148 Update
• Current Consultations
• Impact of Royal Bank of Canada v. Atlas Block
• Latest Forum Poll Shows Neck and
• Neck Race in Toronto
• PC Election Platform
• What’s Up at OCoT

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The Class of 2017 – College of Carpenters and Allied Trades
The Class of 2017 – College of Carpenters and Allied Trades

More than 80 apprentices received their certificates of graduation at the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades (CCAT) 2017 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

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Better Farming - December 2017
Better Farming - December 2017

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CCA - National Voice - Fall 2017
CCA - National Voice - Fall 2017

A Quarterly Review for the Canadian Construction Association

FEATURES:
- Mary Van Buren Starts as CCA President
- Further Discussion on Builder's Risk Insurance Policy
- École Lakay Update
- CCDC Documents Combine Clarity and Expertise
- CSR Guide Now Available
- Improving Construction Projects through Better Documentation
- Changing Construction Sites
- Reducing Waste and Working Smarter
- buildingSMART Canada Releases Practice Manual for BIM

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2-Minute News - November 2017
2-Minute News - November 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
WSIB launches online safety tool
IHSA Safety Groups are recruiting
IHSA creates online e-learning presentations on hearing safety
Call for participants to join two IHSA working groups

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Briefing Note - Bill 148 from Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Briefing Note - Bill 148 from Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Bill 148 Undergoes Significant Amendment - What Does It Mean for Employers?

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

Update on Bill 142 Hearings etc.

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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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