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Lafarge Creates Cement from Residual Waste Plant Materials in Pilot with Metro Vancouver
Lafarge Creates Cement from Residual Waste Plant Materials in Pilot with Metro Vancouver

Lafarge Canada Inc. is using residual materials from Metro Vancouver's largest water filtration plant to make cement.

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May 2017
May 2017

The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report and Summary Release. Keeping workers safe on construction sites. Protecting new and young workers on the job. New tool measures workplace health and safety.

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Self-healing concrete?
Self-healing concrete?

Bio-concrete is dead concrete infused with bacteria that awaken when cracks appear. Then, they produce limestone that fills the cracks in a matter of weeks. The concrete lasts for 200 years and self-activates if damage occurs.

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Holcim/Lafarge merger receives approval with conditions
Holcim/Lafarge merger receives approval with conditions

The federal Competition Bureau says it has given its approval, with conditions, to the takeover of Lafarge S.A. by Holcim Ltd. in a deal that will merge the world’s two largest cement companies.

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COCA - Government Relations May 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations May 2017 - Members Report

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Holcim/Lafarge merger receives approval with conditions
Holcim/Lafarge merger receives approval with conditions

OTTAWA—The federal Competition Bureau says it has given its approval, with conditions, to the takeover of Lafarge S.A. by Holcim Ltd. in a deal that will merge the world’s two largest cement companies.

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COCA - May 2017 Newsletter
COCA - May 2017 Newsletter

Attorney General Confirms Introduction of Construction Lien Act Reform Bill at COCA Reception. Canada Prompt Payment Act Passes Third Reading Unanimously. MoL Launches Construction H&S Action Plan. WSIB Announces Health and Safety Index Tool. WSIB Launches Consultation on Chronic Mental Stress. Skills Ontario's Annual Skilled Trades Competition.

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Apply for a Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Award
Apply for a Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Award

WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards will recognize outstanding achievement in establishing health and safety programs in businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Win $2000. - $5000.!

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Designing products for the circular economy
Designing products for the circular economy

A circular economy is designed to feed back into itself: A product of long-lasting quality is placed into the market; the byproducts from its manufacturing are re-purposed; and the retired product is reused as much as it possibly can.

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Results of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition
Results of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition

Phenomenal talent and skill was on display at the 28th annual Skills Ontario Competition held at the Toronto Congress Centre, May 1-3, 2017

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2017 Provincial Budget Highlights - COCA Input
2017 Provincial Budget Highlights - COCA Input

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

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Constructors need health and safety wake-up call: survey
Constructors need health and safety wake-up call: survey

Canadian employers have been exposed for widespread ignorance of new and long-standing occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations in a recent survey.

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Construction Corner: E-gloves aim to protect workers from vibrations
Construction Corner: E-gloves aim to protect workers from vibrations

It seems as though we're going to have e-gloves made from smart fabrics. Every once in a while, a proposal comes along that leads one to wonder: Why? What’s the need?

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COCA - Government Relations Report April 2017 - Members Only
COCA - Government Relations Report April 2017 - Members Only

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New Ontario Construction Act takes shape as 98 of 101 recommendations to be implemented
New Ontario Construction Act takes shape as 98 of 101 recommendations to be implemented

Prompt payment, adjudication and lien reform among 98 recommendations accepted by provincial government, says Bruce Reynolds

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COCA - April 2017 Newsletter
COCA - April 2017 Newsletter

Reynolds-Vogel Report Update, Accreditation Update, WSIB Rate Framework Modernization, WSIB Overhauls Dreaded Workwell Program, 2017/18 Ministry of Labour Construction Workplace Blitzes, 2017 Day of Mourning, Positions on Ontario College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster.

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Ultrasounds assess health of concrete structures
Ultrasounds assess health of concrete structures

Mention ultrasound to many people and they’ll think of medical scans ordered by their family doctor.

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The Automated Future Of Construction Safety
The Automated Future Of Construction Safety

HOW 4D MODELING AND SENSING MAY ELIMINATE THE LEADING CAUSES OF INJURY

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

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Working at Heights - Training Date Extended
Working at Heights - Training Date Extended

In accordance with the Ministry of Labour's 'Working At Heights' training standard, workers who had been trained in fall protection under the old requirements had until April 1, 2017 to be re-trained on the new standard by an approved training provider.

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COCA - Government Relations Report March 2017 - Members Only
COCA - Government Relations Report March 2017 - Members Only

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Saskatchewan to tax construction services
Saskatchewan to tax construction services

Industry ‘extremely disappointed’

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Construction in Ontario - March 2017 Edition
Construction in Ontario - March 2017 Edition

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Canadian Farm Builders Association - Highlights of 2016
Canadian Farm Builders Association - Highlights of 2016

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