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

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WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2016
WSIB Newsletter - Fall 2016

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OMAFRA Connects September 2016
OMAFRA Connects September 2016

It's the season of fall fairs. The local fall fair brings farmers and consumers together for a celebration of agriculture. A recent study indicated that three-quarters of fair attendees think that agricultural education is an important component of fair attendance.

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

Ontario Increases Minimum Wage: Ontario will raise the general minimum wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on Oct. 1, 2016.

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

This month MOL continues the mobile cranes and hoisting blitz. There is no “magic pill” solution to Health and safety performance, it is very predictable. Firstly, eliminate the hazard; secondly engineer a design solution or control. Thirdly if possible use (administrative controls) which removes the worker from the hazard, and lastly, consider Personal Protective equipment and training. Finally, after all these options are in place re-evaluate. If safety strategies do not mitigate hazards or cannot be measured, they are not improvements, and it is time to rethink your approach.

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Obituary - Mike Parker
Obituary - Mike Parker

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Remembering Mike Parker
Remembering Mike Parker

Gary van Bolderen shares memories and a tribute to Mike.

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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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WSIB Premium Rate Reduction
WSIB Premium Rate Reduction

At the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) Annual General Meeting (AGM), an announcement was made regarding a five per cent premium rate reduction on the average rate, which will take effect January 1, 2017, enabling $250 million to remain in Ontario's economy. This represents the first premium rate reduction since 2001.

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

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Ontario Ministry of Labour - Health & Safety At Work TODAY
Ontario Ministry of Labour - Health & Safety At Work TODAY

Issue #15 | Summer 2016

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2016
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2016

This newsletter is published six times a year to highlight important issues in Canadian employment and labour law. This month they address two issues: Taking the “High” Road - Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Enforcement of Drug and Alcohol Policies, and Employment Practices Liability Insurance – What’s it all about? In addition - the topic of ' Group Insurance Benefits - Avoid Dangerous Employer Liability Traps!' is being presented at a free breakfast seminar being held on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

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

Recent changes to construction regulations came into force July 1st and include - new drill rig regulations, enforcement of the noise regulation and reg 833 - the control of biological or chemical agent exposure in Ontario workplaces - and the new GHS WHMIS. It was also recently announced that cabinet passed the amendments to regulation 213/91 for suspended access equipment which will be coming into force on January 1st 2017. These are extensive regulatory changes that require not only information and compliance guidance for industry but also extensive training.

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Better Farming - August 2016 edition
Better Farming - August 2016 edition

Almost 40,000 Ontario farms and over 100,000 adult readers received their August version of 'Better Farming' recently. You can view a digital copy here.

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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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With natural capital and trust, Canada can become an agrifood powerhouse
With natural capital and trust, Canada can become an agrifood powerhouse

What would you guess is the single most important ingredient in modern food production? Good seeds? Rainfall? Fertilizer?

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Drone Rules
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's Drone Rules

Wayne Woldt, Nebraska Extension agricultural engineer, explains the FAA's new regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems.

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

Ontario improving occupational health and safety outcomes & Ontario has made amendments to strengthen and clarify existing requirements relating to the use of suspended access equipment.

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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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OMAFRA Connects June 2016
OMAFRA Connects June 2016

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BuildForce Canada - Annual Report 2015 - 2016
BuildForce Canada - Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Since 2001, BuildForce Canada has provided the country’s construction and maintenance industry with the information and resources it needs to meet and manage its workforce requirements. Focusing on three key areas — labour market information, recruitment and retention, and e-learning and skills development — their programs and initiatives build the sector’s capacity and capability to meet current and future workforce demand.

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WSIB Newsletter - Summer 2016
WSIB Newsletter - Summer 2016

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