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OCS survey reveals substantial contractor concerns during COVID-19
OCS survey reveals substantial contractor concerns during COVID-19

The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) recently polled 200 general and trade contractors in the province’s ICI sector on the impact of the coronavirus on their business. Some of the findings were startling.

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Amendments to Ontario’s Building Code Related to Building Permits and Inspections Code News Issue 299
Amendments to Ontario’s Building Code Related to Building Permits and Inspections Code News Issue 299

On May 11, 2020, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing filed Ontario Regulation 209/20, which made amendments to Ontario’s Building Code related to the delivery of building code services, such as reviewing building permit applications and conducting inspections.

The amendment requires that municipal building officials continue to review permit applications and conduct construction inspections by providing that the time periods in the Building Code remain in effect for all construction projects, even when the municipal offices are closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The amendment also establishes that conditional permits can be issued for non-essential construction during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The amendment will remain in effect for as long as municipal building department offices are closed to the public for in-person services due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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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What each province and territory is doing as of May 4; Construction through COVID-19 in Canada:
What each province and territory is doing as of May 4; Construction through COVID-19 in Canada:

The impacts to construction projects, litigation, and health and safety vary across provinces and territories. Following is a guideline resource for how each province and territory is managing COVID-19’s impact on the construction industry

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Free online questionnaire to help monitor COVID-19 symptoms among construction workers
Free online questionnaire to help monitor COVID-19 symptoms among construction workers

Maestro and Spiria, in collaboration with Oriso, announce a new online questionnaire (Sentinel) to facilitate the validation of construction workers’ health status.

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Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development - Construction Health and Safety Program Report for the Labour Management Network May 2020
Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development - Construction Health and Safety Program Report for the Labour Management Network May 2020

Fatality & Critical Injury Year-to-Date Overview – Construction in Ontario

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COCA e-News- May 2020
COCA e-News- May 2020

To Stay Closed or to Open Up?

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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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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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Industry calls for the creation of an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program
Industry calls for the creation of an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program

The CCA is asking all those in the industry to support the creation of an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program by sending a letter to your Member of Parliament. It takes only two minutes to make your voice heard.

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Changes effective May 1st 2020: Program standard for joint health and safety committee training
Changes effective May 1st 2020: Program standard for joint health and safety committee training

Effective May 1, 2020, the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Program Standard, and the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Provider Standard have been amended to allow for the following changes.

The amended standards now:
• Allow JHSC members to complete Part One training entirely online
• Extend the timeline for JHSC members who complete Part One training to give them 12 months to complete their Part Two training
• Remove the need for JHSC members to apply for extensions or complete Refresher after Part One

The ministry has also made changes to the eLearning Instructional Design Guidelines and the JHSC provider application guidelines. Providers who want to apply to deliver Part One via eLearning should fill out the existing application form and follow the steps in the application guidelines.

These standards replace the existing standards that came into force on March 1, 2016.

Providers and programs that are already CPO-approved will remain approved and training completed before May 1, 2020 will remain valid.

eLearning training is especially valuable now, while we are all forced to make changes to our daily lives and the way we work and learn.

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Construction Industry: A Reference Guide To The Changed Landscape
The Impact Of COVID-19 On The Construction Industry: A Reference Guide To The Changed Landscape

In these unprecedented times, access to current information is crucial to ensuring your safety and making informed business decisions and this is particularly the case in relation to construction, which continues to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic. See the following reference guide to the changed construction landscape that COVID-19 has effected through consideration of six subjects:

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May Newsletter 2020
May Newsletter 2020

Stronger together - We've come together as an industry and a country in times of tragedy and crisis

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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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11 Documents regarding COVID-19 Protocols: Guidance and Best Practices for Construction Industry
11 Documents regarding COVID-19 Protocols: Guidance and Best Practices for Construction Industry

* (New) Canadian Construction Association Guidelines
* Best Practices for the Employer - Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
* Best Practices for the Constructor - Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
* Guidance on Construction Facility Hygiene During COVID-19
* Guidance on Construction Supervisor Responsibilities (COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure)
* Guidance on Fuelling of Vehicles During COVID-19
* Guidance on Handling and Receiving Packages (All Persons at Work or at Home) During COVID-19
* Guidance on Tool Sharing (Hand Tools) Constructor/Employer Procedure During COVID-19
* Guidance on Worker Procedures Handling Paperwork During COVID-19
* Guidance on Cleaning and Sanitizing Inside Your Vehicle During COVID-19
* Guidance on PPE (Cleaning Respirators) During COVID-19

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CCA MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRIME MINISTER ON COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN
CCA MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRIME MINISTER ON COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN

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Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Information to ensure that Ontario contractors, workers, and their families keep their worksites as safe as possible, as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

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Infrastructure Health and Safety Association
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

2 Minute News - April 2020

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COVID-19 Safety Plan Information
COVID-19 Safety Plan Information

Information for Construction Contractors to incorporate for sustainability

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP briefing note
Sherrard Kuzz LLP briefing note

As of April 21, 2020 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19.

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Physical Distancing Posters for Construction work sites
Physical Distancing Posters for Construction work sites

Office of the Chief Prevention Officer shares physical distancing posters with construction stakeholders

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What's New - Ministry of Labour, Training and and Skills Development April 2020
What's New - Ministry of Labour, Training and and Skills Development April 2020

This is a special edition of What’s New, mainly devoted to workplace issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak to help keep you safe and informed.

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CCA is championing the industry in Canada's fight against COVID-19
CCA is championing the industry in Canada's fight against COVID-19

Message from Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association. The CFBA's Gary van Bolderen sits on the CCA's General Contractors Advisory Council.

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