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Better Farming - March 2017 edition
Better Farming - March 2017 edition

Rural Road Safety - A Growing Priority, Dairy Operation Transitions - Family and Technology, Electrical Systems Now More Sophisticated

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Preventing Truss Plate Corrosion
Preventing Truss Plate Corrosion

Truss plate corrosion can be an issue in barns - but it doesn’t have to be. The life span of truss plates, hangers, screws and nails in the truss system depends on the materials used, barn design and maintenance. The CFBA partnered with MiTek Canada to deliver the following information to CFBA Members.

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Staffing, retention an ongoing employer challenge in Construction sector
Staffing, retention an ongoing employer challenge in Construction sector

Employers in the construction sector continue to have difficulty with staffing and retention, indicate the findings of a recent Hays Canada report.

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COCA - February 2017 Newsletter
COCA - February 2017 Newsletter

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Canadian Contractor: Why ‘Design-Build’ might be the path to your company’s future success
Canadian Contractor: Why ‘Design-Build’ might be the path to your company’s future success

What is today called ‘Design-Build’ in fact goes back centuries. Back then, the term was ‘Master Builder,’ the combination of engineer, architect and contractor. The Master Builder offered a truly integrated service to his client.

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

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2016 Annual Review of the CCA (Canadian Construction Association)
2016 Annual Review of the CCA (Canadian Construction Association)

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Barn heat sensing tool being developed by CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based engineers
Barn heat sensing tool being developed by CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based engineers

CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based Harvest Robotics are working together to develop a heat sensing tool farmers can install in their barns to help prevent barn fires.

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Leland Industries Expands into New Addition
Leland Industries Expands into New Addition

Leland Industries has added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing plant and warehouse to meet growing demands for quality metal and post-frame building fasteners.

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Prevent Farm Fires
Prevent Farm Fires

Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of farm building fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of farm fires.

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COCA - Government Relations Report January 2017
COCA - Government Relations Report January 2017

Members Only Edition:
• Ontario CLA (Construction Lien Act) Reform and Prompt Payment Update
• Bill 84 Proposes to Amend WSIA (Workplace Safety & Insurance Act)
• Health and Safety System Transformation
• (Ontario College of Trades) OCoT Convenes Stakeholder Roundtable
• Status of Federal Prompt Payment Legislation
• Building a Relationship With Your MPP
• Feds Considering Tax on Health & Dental Benefits

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Vertical farms take growing indoors. No sunlight, no soil, no problem.
Vertical farms take growing indoors. No sunlight, no soil, no problem.

"This is fully controlled agriculture and allows us to understand plant biology in ways that, as humans, we've never achieved," said AeroFarms CEO and co-founder David Rosenberg, standing in front of rows of kale, arugula, lettuce and other leafy greens.

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Better Farming - February 2017 edition
Better Farming - February 2017 edition

Poultry Production, Planning Crop Rotations, Satellite Imagery, & Maintenance for Hydraulic Systems.

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Toronto Star Features the Economics of Local Food in Ontario
Toronto Star Features the Economics of Local Food in Ontario

Ontario's agri-food sector generates $63 billion in sales to consumers each year, and employs 767,000 people.

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78,000 Ontario farmers call for an end to urban sprawl
78,000 Ontario farmers call for an end to urban sprawl

Over 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers have a united message for the Provincial Government: freeze urban boundaries now and stop urban sprawl to protect farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - January 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - January 2017

• IHSA Safety Talk: Winter Hazards
• COR™ Internal Auditor Conference: February 28
• New online course supports COR™ efforts
• MOL releases 2016 fatality information
• New radio ads will remind workers about working at heights training deadline
• WSIB campaign targets noise induced hearing loss

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Ministry of Labour - What's New - January 2017
Ministry of Labour - What's New - January 2017

Ministry of Labour prosecutions, Blitz results: Mobile cranes and material hoisting.

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Barn Fire Prevention
Barn Fire Prevention

Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.

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Farmers Invest In Technology To Improve Profits
Farmers Invest In Technology To Improve Profits

With low commodity prices farmers are investing in technology that can help them increase yields, but save on crop input costs.

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Alberta’s construction industry is opening up about mental health
Alberta’s construction industry is opening up about mental health

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COCA - January 2017 Newsletter
COCA - January 2017 Newsletter

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Commuting Time of Employee Using Company Vehicle
Commuting Time of Employee Using Company Vehicle

The OLRB (Ontario Labour Relations Board) considered a recent case of an employee who took a company vehicle home, and whether their travel time to and from work is considered work time, and thus payable. Based on the facts of the case before the OLRB, the Board concluded that the time spent by the technicians travelling from home to their first job site and from the last job site to home was commuting time and not "work" for which the technician was required to be paid.

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The Life Cycle of Steel
The Life Cycle of Steel

Many everyday products, such as cars, cans and washing machines, are made of steel. Once these products reach the end of their useful lives, the steel is recycled. Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy and is therefore good for the environment.

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Using a drone? Read up on Transport Canada’s new reporting tool and safety initiatives
Using a drone? Read up on Transport Canada’s new reporting tool and safety initiatives

Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky, which is why Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones.

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

3 fewer fatalities in 2016 (13 vs 16) than 2015 and 7 fewer criticals (133 vs 140).

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