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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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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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Tragedy in the Farming Community
Tragedy in the Farming Community

50 cows killed in Thorold barn fire

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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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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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U.S. Farmers may be Exempt from some Federal Drone Regulations
U.S. Farmers may be Exempt from some Federal Drone Regulations

Farmers may be Exempt From Some Federal Drone Regulations
Farmers may find themselves exempt from some of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) regulations when it comes to drone usage.

On June 21, the FAA released a list of rules for using drones including the aircraft's weight being less than 55 lbs, a maximum groundspeed of 100 mph and a minimum weather visibility of 3 miles from a control station. The FAA said that, in a few months, farmers can apply for exemption waivers if they can prove the drone will be used safely.

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The World's First Floating Urban Dairy Farm Will Be Built In Rotterdam
The World's First Floating Urban Dairy Farm Will Be Built In Rotterdam

Imagine building a floating Dairy Barn - CFBA Builders!

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Province Supporting Ontario Beef Farmers by Expanding Loan Program
Province Supporting Ontario Beef Farmers by Expanding Loan Program

Ontario to Double Cap for Loan Guarantees

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

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OMAFRA Connects May 2016
OMAFRA Connects May 2016

Controlling House Flies in a Poultry Barn

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CFBA -Representation on NFBC Task Group
CFBA -Representation on NFBC Task Group

The CFBA is pleased to report that effective March 2016, the Canadian Farm Builders Association has representation on the Task Group that is reviewing the National Farm Building Code of Canada.

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Management Counsel - June 2016 - Sherrard-Kuzz LLP - Employment and Labour Law
Management Counsel - June 2016 - Sherrard-Kuzz LLP - Employment and Labour Law

Heat, Storms, Hazardous Plants and Insects - What Employers Need to Know and Do to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe this Summer and Fall.

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

The Ministry of Labour monthly report presented to the Provincial Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee, containing information regarding the construction-related fatalities and critical injuries in Ontario.

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Want to grow your Construction Business?
Want to grow your Construction Business?

Read Construction Magazine's Business Coach KP Persaud's article on growing your business. Labelled 'Post-Frame' but applicable to all construction-related businesses.

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Ontario honours grocers who promote local food
Ontario honours grocers who promote local food

Ontario honoured 65 food retailers at this year's Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards.

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

Beginning on May 16 the MoL will be undertaking its first 2-month blitz of the year. This blitz will be targeting “ falls from heights” on construction projects and inspectors will be looking for: appropriate work planning; training in both working at heights and the site-specific training required in using the fall protection system at a project; the proper use, configuration and inspection of fall protection systems; the use of guardrails, where appropriate; the correct configuration of travel restraint systems; and, the use of adequate attachment or anchor points.

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

Consultation: Construction Hazard Awareness Training - The ministry is consulting on proposed changes that would, if approved, require employers to ensure that workers performing work to which the Construction Projects Regulation applies complete a construction hazard awareness training program. The ministry is also seeking feedback on draft construction health and safety awareness training program and provider standards.

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CFBA Donates to Red Cross to assist Alberta residents & Fort McMurray
CFBA Donates to Red Cross to assist Alberta residents & Fort McMurray

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

Issue #14 | Spring 2016

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More On Ketchup.....
More On Ketchup.....

If the label says ‘Made in Canada’, you can be assured those are Ontario-grown tomatoes - from Chatham-Kent or Essex County.

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Ketchup Saga Continues
Ketchup Saga Continues

How important is it for Canada to produce its own food?
Public outcry saves French's ketchup from the kitchen bin of history....

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