Changes and potential impacts of proposed new farm building requirements were explored at the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s (CFBA) annual conference in Stratford, Ont. recently. Photo by Karen Dallimore.
Building permit hurdles in the approvals process and potential upcoming changes were included in a detailed discussion during the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s (CFBA) annual conference held recently in Stratford, Ont.
The Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) presented the 2018 Builder Awards at the association’s annual conference held recently in Stratford, Ont., showcasing unique barn designs with equally unique features.
Members of the Canadian Farm Builders Association were told if they don’t already have a drug and alcohol policy to deal with impairment in the workplace, they need one now.
Employers in small towns and rural areas advised to emphasize workplace culture and quality of life when recruiting employees. (published in Ontario Farmer)
In the face of more barn fires and higher losses, insurance companies want a role in how new barns are designed. (published in Ontario Farmer)
Randy Drysdale, assistant vice-president of loss control and technical development at Farm Mutual Reinsurance, gave a presentation at the Canadian Farm Builders Association’s annual conference held in Stratford, Ont. at the end of February. He discussed loss prevention in farm buildings and the importance of building and rebuilding with resiliency in mind.
Have you ever wondered how a fabric building was made? Tour Britespan’s facilities and learn and see all that goes into manufacturing a Britespan building. CFBA Member Cavalry Contracting (jointly with Britespan Building Systems of Ontario Inc.) is offering to arrange complimentary transportation for CFBA Members from a designated location in Caledon East and Guelph to the Britespan Open House in Wingham on Friday May 24th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to register.
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'.
“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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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
COCA's press release on the Government's announcement
The Daily Commercial News has compiled a list of words of wisdom for employers and employees on how they can be prepared.
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.
Growing number of freelancers; the number of freelancers (or independent workers) will surpass employed workers within 10 years
Six things an employer should know - from COCA member Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Helping your workplace negotiate the legalization of marijuana
Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent.
Contractors can only enjoy prompt payment if they can produce complete, accurate and timely invoices
IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity.
Ministry of Labour focuses on struck by injuries.
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