In This Issue
- Government Downgrades Position of Chief Prevention Officer
- WSIB Employer Reclassifications Will Affect Some Contractors
- Reynold and Vogel Leave BLG - Join BC-based Firm
- The Ontario General Election - Five Factors to Consider
- MPPs NOT Seeking Re-election - Are Their Ridings Up for Grabs
- Wynne's Popularity Improves With Minimum Wage Increase
- Liberal Government's Significant Accomplishments in 2017
Jobsite safety enforcement and test protocols for marijuana use have raised concerns.
Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, introduces significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and Labour Relations Act (“LRA”), and limited amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The following briefing note summarizes the most significant regulations.
-New Chronic Mental Stress Policy Now Available
-Increasing Fairness with the 2018 Indexation Factor
-Four Technical Rate Sessions Held to Help Employers
-WSIB Ontario to transform how premium rates are set
-Introducing COMPASS a new online health and safety tool
-What to expect at an oral hearing
-Encouraging Student Job Safety with 2018 Video Contest
-2018 Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Awards nomination call just around the corner
-Call for 2018 research grants applications
Business owners will face an employee retention crisis in the new year, warns Hays Canada.
-Sharing Thanks for Bill 142
-Important Message From the WSIB
-Accreditation Consultation Deadline Extended
-Government to Extend Presumptive PTSD Coverage
-Openings on OCoT's Governance Structure
-It's Easy to File Your Accessibility Compliance Report
-Auditor General's 2017 Report
-Good News on the Employment Front
-Highlights of the FAO Report
-Ontario Polls Show Two Different Narratives.
-Premier Initiates Suit Against Brown
-Premier Strikes Deals in Asia
Would it surprise you to learn that masons, carpenters, general contractors, farmers, HVAC installers, plumbers and electricians are in high demand?
Please see the following for agriculture and food statistics for the province of Ontario
. IHSA Safety Talk: Work-related driving
. Accreditation standard comment deadline extended
. Join your local Fleet Safety Council chapter
. CSA Group releases health and safety code for suspended equipment operations
We must do more now
New Legislation to Ensure Ontario Businesses and Workers Get Paid on Time
Long-awaited reforms to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act are an important step closer to enactment
• Bill 142 Update
• Bill 148 Update
• Current Consultations
• Impact of Royal Bank of Canada v. Atlas Block
• Latest Forum Poll Shows Neck and
• Neck Race in Toronto
• PC Election Platform
• What’s Up at OCoT
More than 80 apprentices received their certificates of graduation at the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades (CCAT) 2017 Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony
A Quarterly Review for the Canadian Construction Association
- Mary Van Buren Starts as CCA President
- Further Discussion on Builder's Risk Insurance Policy
- École Lakay Update
- CCDC Documents Combine Clarity and Expertise
- CSR Guide Now Available
- Improving Construction Projects through Better Documentation
- Changing Construction Sites
- Reducing Waste and Working Smarter
- buildingSMART Canada Releases Practice Manual for BIM
IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
WSIB launches online safety tool
IHSA Safety Groups are recruiting
IHSA creates online e-learning presentations on hearing safety
Call for participants to join two IHSA working groups
Bill 148 Undergoes Significant Amendment - What Does It Mean for Employers?
COCA communicates on the Construction Lien Act reforms
Update on Bill 142 Hearings etc.
Read Gary van Bolderen's report - COCA working on behalf of members.
If Canada is going to invest heavily in infrastructure, we must ensure we make equally strong investments in training talent that is going to build it.