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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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Vicwest opens new facility in Acheson, Alberta
Vicwest opens new facility in Acheson, Alberta

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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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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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COCA - October 2016 Newsletter
COCA - October 2016 Newsletter

Reynolds/Vogel - Construction Lien Act Report - Released

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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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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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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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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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