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Finish line in sight for updated farm building code
Finish line in sight for updated farm building code

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.

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Official discusses hurdles, changes to building permit process at CFBA conference
Official discusses hurdles, changes to building permit process at CFBA conference

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.

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Farm builder awards showcase elaborate facilities
Farm builder awards showcase elaborate facilities

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.

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Different policies needed for recreational, medical pot
Different policies needed for recreational, medical pot

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.

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Rural areas offer workers more than a pay cheque
Rural areas offer workers more than a pay cheque

Employers in small towns and rural areas advised to emphasize workplace culture and quality of life when recruiting employees. (published in Ontario Farmer)

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Insurance companies want a say in barn design
Insurance companies want a say in barn design

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)

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Resilient farm building design could minimize damage and loss
Resilient farm building design could minimize damage and loss

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.

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Britespan's Wingham Site Open House
Britespan's Wingham Site Open House

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 info@cavalrycontracting.com for details and to register.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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