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Occupational Health Safety Management Systems: The Key to Accident Prevention
Occupational Health Safety Management Systems: The Key to Accident Prevention

What is an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) ?

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Industry Perspectives: Legalization of marijuana will make construction less safe
Industry Perspectives: Legalization of marijuana will make construction less safe

There has been much talk and speculation over the oncoming legalization of marijuana and what its impact on our society will be.

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Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2017
Sherrard Kuzz LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Update for August 2017

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COCA - August 2017 Newsletter
COCA - August 2017 Newsletter

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Ontario Government invests in Beef Research Facility
Ontario Government invests in Beef Research Facility

Ontario has lent significant support to beef production in the province with a large-scale investment in the construction of a new world-class beef research facility.

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COCA - Government Relations July 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations July 2017 - Members Report

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Surprises in a new Study of Construction Fatalities
Surprises in a new Study of Construction Fatalities

Though deaths from construction-related injuries are relatively rare, given the size and scope of the industry, emerging data about these incidents offer long-lasting lessons for structuring and gauging the effectiveness of contractor safety programs.

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2017 June Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 June Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - June 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - June 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Heat Stress - Health & Safety Advisory: Safe Access to Cooling Towers - Ministry of Labour releases technical guideline for suspended access equipment on construction projects - IHSA members access mental health course

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Build Force Canada’s 2016-2017 Annual Report
Build Force Canada’s 2016-2017 Annual Report

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2017 July Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 July Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee

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COCA - Government Relations June 2017 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations June 2017 - Members Report

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WSIB Newsletter - Summer 2017
WSIB Newsletter - Summer 2017

Chair Elizabeth Witmer Reappointed, WSIB 2016 Annual Report Release, By the Numbers - 2016 Statistical Report now available, WSIB launches the new Health and Safety Index

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June 2017
June 2017

Suspended access equipment on construction projects - Consultations on trade classification review regulations - Positions available on the Ontario College of Trades’ governing boards - Supervisor awareness and accountability blitz - Protecting outdoor workers - thinkmentalhealth.ca a one-stop shop for workplace mental health - Safe and fair workplaces 2017: Small business outreach initiative

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Sherrard Kuzz - Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Executive Summary
Sherrard Kuzz - Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 Executive Summary

Employment and Labour Lawyers comment on recent Government Act and proposed amendments

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COCA's submission to WSIB re. work-related mental stress
COCA's submission to WSIB re. work-related mental stress

The WSIB has developed a draft policy to support legislation (Bill 127) passed by the Ontario government on May 17, 2017, as part of its 2017 Budget that allows compensation for work-related chronic mental stress. Stakeholders were invited to submit comments and feedback on WSIB's draft policy. Read on for the submission made by COCA (Council of Ontario Construction Associations)

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COCA - July 2017 Newsletter
COCA - July 2017 Newsletter

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Winners of CSSBI's 2017 Photo Contest
Winners of CSSBI's 2017 Photo Contest

Congratulations to CFBA members - Agway Metals Inc., Westman Steel, Steelway Building Systems, and Behlen Industries LP for their winning entries in CSSBI's annual photo contest!

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Ontario Farmers to gauge potential hail damage using new tool
Ontario Farmers to gauge potential hail damage using new tool

The software, known as CATRADER, compiles nearly 10,000 simulations of potential annual hail activity.

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The True Sustainability of Steel in Numbers
The True Sustainability of Steel in Numbers

Steel is Earth’s most recycled material — but that’s only the beginning. This infographic showcases cold-formed steel’s sustainability benefits.

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Skills Ontario
Skills Ontario

2017 Skills Ontario Competition - YouTube video

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Proposed Prompt Payment, Dispute & Adjudication Process
Proposed Prompt Payment, Dispute & Adjudication Process

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Proposed Prompt Payment Timeline
Proposed Prompt Payment Timeline

Ontario is proposing new rules to prevent late payments on construction projects. The following deadlines would come into effect as soon as an invoice is submitted to the owner of the project.

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Modernizing Ontario's Construction Laws
Modernizing Ontario's Construction Laws

New Legislation Would Address Payment Delay and Improve Dispute Resolution Process

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Better Farming - June/July 2017
Better Farming - June/July 2017

CFBA Awards 2016 on page 78. Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers speaks to Better Farming on page 6 - see ‘Code Updates on the Horizon – Changes to the National Farm Building Code are long overdue in the minds of engineers in the industry’.

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