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

Chris Plouffe starts new position as Provincial Coordinator Construction Health and Safety, Ministry of Labour.


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IHSA - 2 Minute News - November 2016
IHSA - 2 Minute News - November 2016

Product spotlight: Concrete Finishers Health and Safety Manual.
IHSA addresses changes to suspended access equipment regulations with new training programs.

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Better Farming - December 2016 edition
Better Farming - December 2016 edition

Make 2017 the year to conquer your marketing fears. RIGHT NOW is perhaps the best time in memory for farm businesses to grow awareness, sales, and market share. Set a fair budget, identify your target audience, and then deliver a compelling, consistent brand promise to decision-makers and influencers.

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Emergency Response - planning overview
Emergency Response - planning overview

Ontario’s Construction Projects regulation requires the Builder/Contractor to establish emergency response procedures for every project and ensure they are followed. Be prepared.

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High-visibility clothing on Construction Sites
High-visibility clothing on Construction Sites

You need to be seen if you want to be safe.

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Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer

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Top 10 Construction Hazards
Top 10 Construction Hazards

What are the main hazards that Ministry of Labour inspectors see on work sites?

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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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OMAFRA Connects November 2016
OMAFRA Connects November 2016

Updated Minimum Distance Separation Software,
Nominations open for Ontario's Outstanding Young Farmer,
Agriculture Leadership Certificate Program - Open for Registration

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COCA - November 2016 Newsletter
COCA - November 2016 Newsletter

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Ministry of Labour - What's New - November 2016
Ministry of Labour - What's New - November 2016

Current & up and coming Construction Health and Safety Blitz's include - Province-wide: Electrical Hazards, and Regional - Central East: Toilets / Wash up Facilities. New safety requirements related to the operation of suspended access equipment (SAE) will come into force on January 1, 2017.

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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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OMAFRA Connects October 2016
OMAFRA Connects October 2016

2016-17 Excellence Award for Agricultural Students is now Open!
Are You Waste Wise?
Tax Credit for Farmers who Donate Food....
Have YOU thought about planting a windbreak?

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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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Equine Guelph - Barn Fire Prevention Tool
Equine Guelph - Barn Fire Prevention Tool

Equine Guelph has launched the new Barn Fire Prevention online tool as a resource for horse owners. Responding to the high incidence of barn fires in Ontario last winter, Equine Guelph has developed a tool that is easy to use and provides horse owners with interactive assessments for their individual facilities.

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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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Better Farming - November 2016 edition
Better Farming - November 2016 edition

Ontario's Agri-Food Sector confronts its skilled labour shortage - opportunities for educated employees abound, but are enough qualified people available?

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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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Ministry of Labour - What's New - October 2016
Ministry of Labour - What's New - October 2016

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Swarm Intelligence - Advancements In Precision Agriculture
Swarm Intelligence - Advancements In Precision Agriculture

Advancements in precision agriculture suggest that in the coming future, drones will help farmers to map weeds in their field, and improve crop yields.

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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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COCA - October 2016 Newsletter
COCA - October 2016 Newsletter

Reynolds/Vogel - Construction Lien Act Report - Released

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Better Farming - October 2016 edition
Better Farming - October 2016 edition

How many pickup trucks does a farmer really need? Better Farming caught up with several Ontario farmers to discuss the role of the pickup truck in their lives and farming operations. Other topics in this issue include generational transitioning on the farm, soil testing, fertilizer prices, pre-harvest inspection, and radial tires.

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