CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based Harvest Robotics are working together to develop a heat sensing tool farmers can install in their barns to help prevent barn fires.
Leland Industries has added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing plant and warehouse to meet growing demands for quality metal and post-frame building fasteners.
Over 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers have a united message for the Provincial Government: freeze urban boundaries now and stop urban sprawl to protect farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).
Members Only Edition:
• Ontario CLA (Construction Lien Act) Reform and Prompt Payment Update
• Bill 84 Proposes to Amend WSIA (Workplace Safety & Insurance Act)
• Health and Safety System Transformation
• (Ontario College of Trades) OCoT Convenes Stakeholder Roundtable
• Status of Federal Prompt Payment Legislation
• Building a Relationship With Your MPP
• Feds Considering Tax on Health & Dental Benefits
Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.
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.
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.
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.
Raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss + Chair Touring + Technical Rate Sessions
CCA - National Voice - A Quarterly Review for the Canadian Construction Association
Three of four construction employers are concerned about the availability of skilled labour, reports the annual Hays Canada Salary Guide
MEMBERS ONLY EDITION:
• COCA Makes Another Submission on Construction Lien Act Reform
• Compulsory Trades Oppose Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act
• WSIB Board Approves Rate Framework and Non-Exempt Construction EO
• Schedule 16 Stirs Up Opposition
Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn takes the topic of health and safety extremely seriously.
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.
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
Reynolds/Vogel - Construction Lien Act Report - Released
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.
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.