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.
The Ontario legislature has given Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, unanimous second reading approval, sending the bill that would introduce a new prompt payment regime in the province to the committee stage for consideration.
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Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites
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
Old-fashioned barn raisings are pretty much gone – today you need a team of experts when building an equipment shed or barn. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters
Diaphragm bracing has been key as farm buildings become larger and larger. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters
Bill 142 Update, Bill 148 Update, Gosen Appointed OCoT Chair, Gritziotis Appointed New Registrar & CEO of OCoT......
IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
IHSA announces new Suspended Work Platform System Installers course
There has been much talk and speculation over the oncoming legalization of marijuana and what its impact on our society will be.
What is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) ?
Ontario has lent significant support to beef production in the province with a large-scale investment in the construction of a new world-class beef research facility.
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.
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)