“Worrying many industry groups is the lack of proper laws to ensure workplace safety, especially in sectors that use heavy machinery and other potentially dangerous equipment”
12 TIPS FOR CREATING SUCCESSFUL HORSE STALL SPACE
Small businesses represent 95% of all employers in Ontario.
The Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety system partners, has developed new one-day training resources for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in small businesses. The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires employers to ensure that workplaces with 6-19 workers have an HSR. To be effective in carrying out their duties, HSRs should have broad, basic occupational health and safety knowledge and be aware of their specific role in the workplace. To support voluntary HSR training, the Ministry of Labour, in collaboration with health and safety partners, has created a number of training resources
The Daily Commercial News has compiled a list of words of wisdom for employers and employees on how they can be prepared.
With the legalization of cannabis coming into effect in a week, there is widespread concern in the construction industry surrounding fitness for duty, but one organization says new innovations in impairment testing are on the horizon.
Growing number of freelancers; the number of freelancers (or independent workers) will surpass employed workers within 10 years
Six things an employer should know - from COCA member Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Helping your workplace negotiate the legalization of marijuana
Construction rate groups will see premium rate reductions of between 30 and 48 percent.
Contractors can only enjoy prompt payment if they can produce complete, accurate and timely invoices
IHSA Safety Talk: Dump truck tipovers–workers in vicinity.
Ministry of Labour focuses on struck by injuries.
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Transitioning yourself out of your business could be a gut-wrenching nightmare if it is not done correctly. Conflicting forces can pull you in opposite directions. These conflicting forces, which are largely emotional and financial tensions, must be resolved.
Construction sector stakeholders were universal in their praise for new Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s first cabinet, unveiled June 29, with superlatives like “strong,” “impressive” and “excellent” used to describe core ministers important to the industry.
CCDC Documents are relied on as familiar industry standards for their fairness and balance for all parties involved in a construction project. Information + FAQ's:
CFBA Member - The Sarjeant Company has helped construct Simcoe County for nearly 130 years and for the last 8 years has been helping to build its local arts community. Read impressive back story and see pics of their concrete truck fleet here:
2017 BUILDING OF THE YEAR WINNERS. View Awards handed out for various Agricultural Buildings.
Falling from heights continues to be a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the Ontario construction industry. Despite the fact that working at heights (WAH) training is mandatory and must meet a provincial standard, workers are still dying or suffering life-altering injuries. IHSA has developed an advisory for site-specific training.