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* (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
Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment
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
2 Minute News - April 2020
Information for Construction Contractors to incorporate for sustainability
Office of the Chief Prevention Officer shares physical distancing posters with construction stakeholders
As of April 21, 2020 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding 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.
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.
COCA is pleased by the government’s recent decision to lift the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act which was an unintended consequence of Ont. Reg. 73/20. COCA still needs your support. The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is your voice at Queen’s Park. COCA is seeking relief for contractors like you from delay claims that have been caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Because their usual methods of lobbying have been curtailed as a result of the pandemic, COCA has turned to a digital advocacy tool. If you have not already done so, please click on the button following and enter the information to send a message supporting COCA to your own MPP. It’s simple and takes about 30 seconds of your time. The more people from our industry that participate, the much greater is the chance of securing the relief our industry needs. Many thanks for your help.
to lift the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.
Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe
To include: construction projects that are due to be completed before October 4, 2020 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.
Regarding clarification of Essential Workplaces
Regarding continuation of Building Inspection Services
The Ontario government says it is accelerating the construction of essential projects in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
In an effort to alleviate some of the financial pressure the industry is experiencing by creating an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program. To participate in this digital advocacy initiative, click on the purple “Take Action – Send a message to Your MP” button in the following 'Read More' communication and the complete the form. Based on your address, your MP will automatically be identified when the form is sent.
The Surety Association of Canada speaks out about the impact this oversight may have on construction firms, particularly smaller enterprises.
The following letter was sent to the government of Ontario calling for immediate action to address the need for relief from construction project delay claims as a result of COVID19 and an exemption from O Reg 73/20 under the Emergency Act that will allow holdback to flow as normal.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Office of the Chief Prevention Officer has extended existing Working at Heights worker certifications completed between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017, by a one year period, making the certification valid for a four year period from the date of successful completion of the training program into 2021.
Industry news as it relates to COVID-19