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Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace
Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

Sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers and the general public from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario

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Complimentary Zoom Webinar June 10, 2020: Managing in a Time of Pandemic - Employer Considerations When Business Reopens
Complimentary Zoom Webinar June 10, 2020: Managing in a Time of Pandemic - Employer Considerations When Business Reopens

When the first “phase” of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end, employers may face new and different challenges. Topics include:

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Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
Workplace PPE Supplier Directory

Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from Covid-19

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP COVID-19 FAQ's to Assist Employers Updated: May 8, 2020
Sherrard Kuzz LLP COVID-19 FAQ's to Assist Employers Updated: May 8, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to the Canadian workplace. The following are some of the most pressing Frequently Asked Questions.

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FAQs: COVID-19 farm programs and concerns
FAQs: COVID-19 farm programs and concerns

With the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and the new relief programs being introduced, it’s become difficult to understand what’s available for farmers and how to qualify.With this set of Q&As, we want to help you through these financial changes, so you can focus on ensuring quality Canadian food continues to be produced.

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COVID-19: Five practical next steps for Construction Owners and Managers
COVID-19: Five practical next steps for Construction Owners and Managers

The coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country has made construction projects more unpredictable than ever. To take control in this unpredictable time, construction companies should consider five practical next steps as part of their larger crisis response.

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OMAFRA's Ag Business Update
OMAFRA's Ag Business Update

The OMAFRA Ag Business Update is a monthly e-newsletter that provides short updates on events, programs and information of interest to farm business managers and farm business management advisors. The goal is to provide you with a tool to help you source information. The update is short and concise with links to where you can find more information. To receive this e-newsletter ……

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Invitation: Webinar May 8th @ 8:30am COVID-19 Review of Government Support Programs for Businesses
Invitation: Webinar May 8th @ 8:30am COVID-19 Review of Government Support Programs for Businesses

Invitation to complimentary webinar May 8th @ 8:30am

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Better Farming - May 2020
Better Farming - May 2020

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Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines
Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

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Ontario Govt. Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines
Ontario Govt. Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment

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Barn building industry is facing regulatory changes
Barn building industry is facing regulatory changes

Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers and Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters speak at the CFBA's Annual Conference - story published in Ontario Dairy Farmer

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Step up to the plate — Help feed Canadians
Step up to the plate — Help feed Canadians

Many Canadians have seen their jobs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Now is the time to take advantage of the many employment opportunities available in the agriculture and agri-food sector.

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Engineer reviews proposed farm building regulation updates in National Building Code 2020

DCN reports: After many years of lobbying for changes to the National Building Code (NBC) and the National Fire Code pertaining to farm buildings, the end is near, Will Teron, principal at Tacoma Engineers, told delegates at this year’s Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) conference.

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New tools aid Farm Fire Prevention: PrevTech and Tungus
New tools aid Farm Fire Prevention: PrevTech and Tungus

Automated tracking and new fire extinguishing technology could reduce barn fires.

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Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19
Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19

Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe

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Essential Workplaces list: Construction #29.1 amended
Essential Workplaces list: Construction #29.1 amended

To include: construction projects that are due to be completed before October 4, 2020 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.

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CFBA sends letter to Premier Ford
CFBA sends letter to Premier Ford

Regarding clarification of Essential Workplaces

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CFBA sends letter to Honorable Ministers Hardeman and Clark
CFBA sends letter to Honorable Ministers Hardeman and Clark

Regarding continuation of Building Inspection Services

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Better Farming - April 2020
Better Farming - April 2020

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Better Farming- February 2020
Better Farming- February 2020

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Better Farming - June/July 2019
Better Farming - June/July 2019

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Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms
Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms

Prevention Practices Can Help Reduce the Risk of Barn Fires

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Post secondary institutions partner on Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm
Post secondary institutions partner on Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm


U of T Scarborough and Centennial College are partnering to establish the EaRTH District, Canada’s first net-zero vertical farm and living lab that will apply innovative technologies to food production in an urban setting.

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Beleave to expand London cannabis greenhouse facility
Beleave to expand London cannabis greenhouse facility

Toronto-based cannabis grower Beleave Inc. recently announced it has received a building permit for its growing facility in London, Ont.

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