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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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WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2016
WSIB Newsletter - Winter 2016

Raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss + Chair Touring + Technical Rate Sessions

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Canadian Construction Association - Fall 2016
Canadian Construction Association - Fall 2016

CCA - National Voice - A Quarterly Review for the Canadian Construction Association

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COCA - December 2016 Newsletter
COCA - December 2016 Newsletter

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Construction employers anticipate major skills shortage
Construction employers anticipate major skills shortage

Three of four construction employers are concerned about the availability of skilled labour, reports the annual Hays Canada Salary Guide

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COCA - Government Relations Report November 2016
COCA - Government Relations Report November 2016

MEMBERS ONLY EDITION:
• COCA Makes Another Submission on Construction Lien Act Reform
• Compulsory Trades Oppose Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act
Amendments
• WSIB Board Approves Rate Framework and Non-Exempt Construction EO
• Schedule 16 Stirs Up Opposition

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COCA - November 2016 Newsletter
COCA - November 2016 Newsletter

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Safety Always on the Mind of Ontario's Labour Minister
Safety Always on the Mind of Ontario's Labour Minister

Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn takes the topic of health and safety extremely seriously.

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2016 November Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2016 November Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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Vicwest opens new facility in Acheson, Alberta
Vicwest opens new facility in Acheson, Alberta

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2017 WSIB Premiums LESS than expected due to calculation error
2017 WSIB Premiums LESS than expected due to calculation error

The WSIB discovered that an error had been made when calculating the 2017 premium rates that were announced at its Annual General Meeting on September 14, 2016.

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COCA - Government Relations Report October 2016
COCA - Government Relations Report October 2016

MEMBERS ONLY EDITION:
• COCA discusses Reynolds/Vogel report with Attorney General
• Bill 45 election statute amendment act
• New appointment to WSIB Board of Directors
• Helmets to Hardhats success to date
• Minister of Finance releases Q2 results

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COCA - October 2016 Newsletter
COCA - October 2016 Newsletter

Reynolds/Vogel - Construction Lien Act Report - Released

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Prompt payment and lien reform for Ontario: Report
Prompt payment and lien reform for Ontario: Report

Ontario’s highly-anticipated Construction Lien Act review is out, and with its publication comes a plan announced by Attorney General Yasir Naqvi to conduct another round of consultations with stakeholders with an eye to introducing legislation next spring.

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Stakeholders weigh in on Construction Lien Act review
Stakeholders weigh in on Construction Lien Act review

Ian Cunningham, president of the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), speaks on the release of the Construction Lien Act reform report. The CFBA is a member of COCA and support their work.

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Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines
Poultry Barns - Revised Guidelines

Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) effective August 31, 2016

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Net-zero egg barn opens in Alberta - Facility is the first of its kind in Canada
Net-zero egg barn opens in Alberta - Facility is the first of its kind in Canada

The 105-person Brant Hutterite Colony in Alberta recently cut the ribbon on a new egg barn designed to achieve a net-zero status in terms of energy consumption.

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Making Ontario’s barns fire-safe with technology
Making Ontario’s barns fire-safe with technology

With the Haven fire suppression unit, fires could be extinguished before anyone even knew they had started. We are sharing this article from the recent Ontario Farmer magazine about the HAVEN Fire Safety Device. This is an additional way to protect property from fire loss. This is especially applicable to rural areas where “ seconds count “. Strategically located HAVEN fire suppression devices have the potential to prevent major fire loss. A simple idea that can save lives and property.

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Crane and Hoist Canada - Ontario high school students training on crane simulators
Crane and Hoist Canada - Ontario high school students training on crane simulators

Hoisting is front-and-centre to a new education program that a Hamilton, Ont., steel producer has launched in nearby high schools.

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CSSBI - Blog Posts - June 2016
CSSBI - Blog Posts - June 2016

Recognition - Mr. Bryan Hernandez of Steelway Building System, and 2016 Photo Contest winners.

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Tragedy in the Farming Community
Tragedy in the Farming Community

50 cows killed in Thorold barn fire

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