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.
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
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.
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.
Hoisting is front-and-centre to a new education program that a Hamilton, Ont., steel producer has launched in nearby high schools.
Recognition - Mr. Bryan Hernandez of Steelway Building System, and 2016 Photo Contest winners.
50 cows killed in Thorold barn fire