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Infrastructure Health and Safety Association
Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

2 Minute News - April 2020

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Barn building industry is facing regulatory changes
Barn building industry is facing regulatory changes

Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers and Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters speak at the CFBA's Annual Conference - story published in Ontario Dairy Farmer

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Concrete industry looking at environmental issues
Concrete industry looking at environmental issues

Bart Kanters of Concrete Ontario speaks at the CFBA's Annual Conference - story published in Ontario Farmer

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COVID-19 Safety Plan Information
COVID-19 Safety Plan Information

Information for Construction Contractors to incorporate for sustainability

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP briefing note
Sherrard Kuzz LLP briefing note

As of April 21, 2020 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19.

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Physical Distancing Posters for Construction work sites
Physical Distancing Posters for Construction work sites

Office of the Chief Prevention Officer shares physical distancing posters with construction stakeholders

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What's New - Ministry of Labour, Training and and Skills Development April 2020
What's New - Ministry of Labour, Training and and Skills Development April 2020

This is a special edition of What’s New, mainly devoted to workplace issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak to help keep you safe and informed.

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CCA is championing the industry in Canada's fight against COVID-19
CCA is championing the industry in Canada's fight against COVID-19

Message from Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association. The CFBA's Gary van Bolderen sits on the CCA's General Contractors Advisory Council.

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Contractors: COCA ASKS YOU TO Contact your MPP
Contractors: COCA ASKS YOU TO Contact your MPP

COCA is pleased by the government’s recent decision to lift the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act which was an unintended consequence of Ont. Reg. 73/20. COCA still needs your support. The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is your voice at Queen’s Park. COCA is seeking relief for contractors like you from delay claims that have been caused by the COVID19 pandemic. Because their usual methods of lobbying have been curtailed as a result of the pandemic, COCA has turned to a digital advocacy tool. If you have not already done so, please click on the button following and enter the information to send a message supporting COCA to your own MPP. It’s simple and takes about 30 seconds of your time. The more people from our industry that participate, the much greater is the chance of securing the relief our industry needs. Many thanks for your help.

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Engineer reviews proposed farm building regulation updates in National Building Code 2020

DCN reports: After many years of lobbying for changes to the National Building Code (NBC) and the National Fire Code pertaining to farm buildings, the end is near, Will Teron, principal at Tacoma Engineers, told delegates at this year’s Canadian Farm Builders Association (CFBA) conference.

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CFBA honours Gary van Bolderen with new award in his name
CFBA honours Gary van Bolderen with new award in his name

Gary van Bolderen, a charter member of the Canadian Farm Builders Association was recognized for his contributions to the association with an award in his honour

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Attorney General revising emergency order, O. Reg. 73/20
Attorney General revising emergency order, O. Reg. 73/20

to lift the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.

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CFBA celebrates 40 years of advocacy, accomplishments
CFBA celebrates 40 years of advocacy, accomplishments

The Canadian Farm Builders Association celebrated its 40th anniversary at it’s annual general meeting and awards in Stratford, Ont. Feb. 28.

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New tools aid Farm Fire Prevention: PrevTech and Tungus
New tools aid Farm Fire Prevention: PrevTech and Tungus

Automated tracking and new fire extinguishing technology could reduce barn fires.

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Essential Workplaces list: Construction #29.1 amended
Essential Workplaces list: Construction #29.1 amended

To include: construction projects that are due to be completed before October 4, 2020 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.

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Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19
Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19

Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe

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CFBA sends letter to Premier Ford
CFBA sends letter to Premier Ford

Regarding clarification of Essential Workplaces

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CFBA sends letter to Honorable Ministers Hardeman and Clark
CFBA sends letter to Honorable Ministers Hardeman and Clark

Regarding continuation of Building Inspection Services

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Coronavirus: Ontario ramps up essential construction projects
Coronavirus: Ontario ramps up essential construction projects

The Ontario government says it is accelerating the construction of essential projects in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.

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CCA is seeking the support of its urgent request of the federal government
CCA is seeking the support of its urgent request of the federal government

In an effort to alleviate some of the financial pressure the industry is experiencing by creating an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program. To participate in this digital advocacy initiative, click on the purple “Take Action – Send a message to Your MP” button in the following 'Read More' communication and the complete the form. Based on your address, your MP will automatically be identified when the form is sent.

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Adjudication Under Ontario’s Construction Act
Adjudication Under Ontario’s Construction Act

Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC): FAQ's

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Release of Holdback Bonds During the COVID‐19 Crisis
Release of Holdback Bonds During the COVID‐19 Crisis

The Surety Association of Canada speaks out about the impact this oversight may have on construction firms, particularly smaller enterprises.  

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Pandemic  Response In the Construction Industry
Pandemic Response In the Construction Industry

The following letter was sent to the government of Ontario calling for immediate action to address the need for relief from construction project delay claims as a result of COVID19 and an exemption from O Reg 73/20 under the Emergency Act that will allow holdback to flow as normal.

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Extension for existing Working at Heights worker certifications
Extension for existing Working at Heights worker certifications

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Office of the Chief Prevention Officer has extended existing Working at Heights worker certifications completed between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017, by a one year period, making the certification valid for a four year period from the date of successful completion of the training program into 2021.

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Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) Weekly Roundup
Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) Weekly Roundup

Industry news as it relates to COVID-19

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