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Lien act reforms given second reading approval
Lien act reforms given second reading approval

The Ontario legislature has given Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, unanimous second reading approval, sending the bill that would introduce a new prompt payment regime in the province to the committee stage for consideration.

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Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry
Marijuana lights up debate in construction industry

Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites

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Canadian Construction Association - Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017
Canadian Construction Association - Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017

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The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates
The WSIB announces 2018 premium rates

All 13 construction Rate Groups will experience reductions next year. See '2018 premium rates & more announced at Annual General Meeting' article (click on 2017 AGM), select 'premium rates', and view page 5 Rate Groups # 704 - # 764 for rate details of specific construction groups

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Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last
Farm buildings are complex and costly, but built to last

Old-fashioned barn raisings are pretty much gone – today you need a team of experts when building an equipment shed or barn. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger
Farm buildings getting bigger, but also stronger

Diaphragm bracing has been key as farm buildings become larger and larger. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters

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COCA - September 2017 Newsletter
COCA - September 2017 Newsletter

Bill 142 Update, Bill 148 Update, Gosen Appointed OCoT Chair, Gritziotis Appointed New Registrar & CEO of OCoT......

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Better Farming - September 2017
Better Farming - September 2017

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - August 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - August 2017

IHSA Safety Talk: Tarping loads on a flatbed trailer
IHSA announces new Suspended Work Platform System Installers course

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

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

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

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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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