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CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies
CCA Publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for Canadian Construction Companies

Tailored for the construction industry, the guide explains the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and offers practical advice on how to prepare or enhance a CSR strategy.

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - October 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - October 2017

Product spotlight: revised Construction Health and Safety Manual
IHSA Safety Talk: Stretching exercises
IHSA helps create new online safety tool and app
WSIB releases 2018 rates

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2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 October Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

Falls – ladder safety blitz in Construction sector
Date: October 2, 2017 – November 24, 2017

Falls blitz: The Ministry of Labour will conduct an enforcement blitz targeting fall hazards in workplaces in construction workplaces. From October to November, inspectors will check that employers are taking appropriate action to assess and address fall hazards and to protect workers.

See following report for critical injury and fatality incidences.

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WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2017

WSIB offers further premium rate reductions in 2018

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OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites
OGCA: Legalizing marijuana creates serious health and safety problems on construction sites

The legalization of pot will put people’s lives at risk in the workplace, according to the head of the largest association representing industrial, commercial, and institutional contractors in Ontario.

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Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry
Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry

Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites

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The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates
The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates

All 13 construction Rate Groups will experience reductions next year. See '2018 premium rates & more announced at Annual General Meeting' article (click on 2017 AGM), select 'premium rates', and view page 5 Rate Groups # 704 - # 764 for rate details of specific construction groups

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - August 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - August 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
IHSA announces new Suspended Work Platform System Installers course

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Occupational Health Safety Management Systems: The Key to Accident Prevention
Occupational Health Safety Management Systems: The Key to Accident Prevention

What is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) ?

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2017
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2017

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The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management estimates that barn fires cost Ontario farmers more than $25 million per year (2012-2014 average)
The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management estimates that barn fires cost Ontario farmers more than $25 million per year (2012-2014 average)

Do you know what to do in the event of a farm emergency?

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Surprises in a new Study of Construction Fatalities
Surprises in a new Study of Construction Fatalities

Though deaths from construction-related injuries are relatively rare, given the size and scope of the industry, emerging data about these incidents offer long-lasting lessons for structuring and gauging the effectiveness of contractor safety programs.

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2017 June Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 June Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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AODA Toolbox July 2017
AODA Toolbox July 2017

Latest bulletin from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

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Sherrard Kuzz - Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Executive Summary
Sherrard Kuzz - Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Executive Summary

Employment and Labour Lawyers comment on recent Government Act and proposed amendments

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June 2017
June 2017

Suspended access equipment on construction projects - Consultations on trade classification review regulations - Positions available on the Ontario College of Trades’ governing boards - Supervisor awareness and accountability blitz - Protecting outdoor workers - thinkmentalhealth.ca a one-stop shop for workplace mental health - Safe and fair workplaces 2017: Small business outreach initiative

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - July 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - July 2017

IHSA highlights struck-by hazards - H & S Advisory: Struck-By Incidents and Heavy Equipment - Product spotlight: Emergency Response Poster - IHSA has developed a new training program — Suspended Work Platform System Installers course

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WSIB Newsletter - Summer 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Summer 2017

Chair Elizabeth Witmer Reappointed, WSIB 2016 Annual Report Release, By the Numbers - 2016 Statistical Report now available, WSIB launches the new Health and Safety Index

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AODA Toolbox June 2017
AODA Toolbox June 2017

Latest bulletin from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - June 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - June 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Heat Stress - Health & Safety Advisory: Safe Access to Cooling Towers - Ministry of Labour releases technical guideline for suspended access equipment on construction projects - IHSA members access mental health course

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2017 July Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 July Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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COCA's submission to WSIB re. work-related mental stress
COCA's submission to WSIB re. work-related mental stress

The WSIB has developed a draft policy to support legislation (Bill 127) passed by the Ontario government on May 17, 2017, as part of its 2017 Budget that allows compensation for work-related chronic mental stress. Stakeholders were invited to submit comments and feedback on WSIB's draft policy. Read on for the submission made by COCA (Council of Ontario Construction Associations)

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From the U.S.A. : Safety Helmets Are Replacing Hard Hats on Construction Sites
From the U.S.A. : Safety Helmets Are Replacing Hard Hats on Construction Sites

For 40-plus years the design of construction hard hats hasn’t changed much—a brimmed shell attached to a suspended, adjustable headband, but that’s changing as designs, first used in mountain climbing and other sports helmets, are adapted for construction workers.

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Lunch & Learn Seminar
Lunch & Learn Seminar

CFBA Members were invited to a complimentary Lunch and Learn seminar on Friday April 21st 11:45am – 1:30pm @Tacoma Engineers

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THE CHANGING WORKPLACES REVIEW
THE CHANGING WORKPLACES REVIEW

An Agenda for Workplace Rights - Summary report

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