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.
Imagine building a floating Dairy Barn - CFBA Builders!
Ontario to Double Cap for Loan Guarantees
Controlling House Flies in a Poultry Barn
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.
Heat, Storms, Hazardous Plants and Insects - What Employers Need to Know and Do to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe this Summer and Fall.
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.
Read Construction Magazine's Business Coach KP Persaud's article on growing your business. Labelled 'Post-Frame' but applicable to all construction-related businesses.
Ontario honoured 65 food retailers at this year's Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards.
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.
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.
Issue #14 | Spring 2016
If the label says ‘Made in Canada’, you can be assured those are Ontario-grown tomatoes - from Chatham-Kent or Essex County.
How important is it for Canada to produce its own food?
Public outcry saves French's ketchup from the kitchen bin of history....
Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) - taking place May 2-4, 2016. Spark a lifetime of passion for the skilled trades and technologies and learn about the incredible opportunities that exist in Ontario!
Ketchup fight shines a light on local food and local jobs.
Michael Chappell, Provincial Coordinator of the Construction Health and Safety Program with the Ontario Ministry of Labour presents the March 2016 report to the Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee (PLMHSC).
ON Regional Economic Development Newsletter