The coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country has made construction projects more unpredictable than ever. To take control in this unpredictable time, construction companies should consider five practical next steps as part of their larger crisis response.
Invitation to complimentary webinar May 8th @ 8:30am
Effective May 1, 2020, the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Program Standard, and the Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Provider Standard have been amended to allow for the following changes.
The amended standards now:
• Allow JHSC members to complete Part One training entirely online
• Extend the timeline for JHSC members who complete Part One training to give them 12 months to complete their Part Two training
• Remove the need for JHSC members to apply for extensions or complete Refresher after Part One
The ministry has also made changes to the eLearning Instructional Design Guidelines and the JHSC provider application guidelines. Providers who want to apply to deliver Part One via eLearning should fill out the existing application form and follow the steps in the application guidelines.
These standards replace the existing standards that came into force on March 1, 2016.
Providers and programs that are already CPO-approved will remain approved and training completed before May 1, 2020 will remain valid.
eLearning training is especially valuable now, while we are all forced to make changes to our daily lives and the way we work and learn.
In these unprecedented times, access to current information is crucial to ensuring your safety and making informed business decisions and this is particularly the case in relation to construction, which continues to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic. See the following reference guide to the changed construction landscape that COVID-19 has effected through consideration of six subjects:
The CCA is asking all those in the industry to support the creation of an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program by sending a letter to your Member of Parliament. It takes only two minutes to make your voice heard.
Stronger together - We've come together as an industry and a country in times of tragedy and crisis
* (New) Canadian Construction Association Guidelines
* Best Practices for the Employer - Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
* Best Practices for the Constructor - Responding to a Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
* Guidance on Construction Facility Hygiene During COVID-19
* Guidance on Construction Supervisor Responsibilities (COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure)
* Guidance on Fuelling of Vehicles During COVID-19
* Guidance on Handling and Receiving Packages (All Persons at Work or at Home) During COVID-19
* Guidance on Tool Sharing (Hand Tools) Constructor/Employer Procedure During COVID-19
* Guidance on Worker Procedures Handling Paperwork During COVID-19
* Guidance on Cleaning and Sanitizing Inside Your Vehicle During COVID-19
* Guidance on PPE (Cleaning Respirators) During COVID-19
Province Takes Critical Steps to Help Businesses Adapt to New Environment
Information to ensure that Ontario contractors, workers, and their families keep their worksites as safe as possible, as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic
2 Minute News - April 2020
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
Bart Kanters of Concrete Ontario speaks at the CFBA's Annual Conference - story published in Ontario Farmer
Gary van Bolderen's shares perspective on CFBA advocacy
Information for Construction Contractors to incorporate for sustainability
As of April 21, 2020 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19.
Office of the Chief Prevention Officer shares physical distancing posters with construction stakeholders
Many Canadians have seen their jobs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Now is the time to take advantage of the many employment opportunities available in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
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.
Message from Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association. The CFBA's Gary van Bolderen sits on the CCA's General Contractors Advisory Council.
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.
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.
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