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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.
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. For additional information on these resources, please visit the MOL website.
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:
There’s just no denying it: the fresh produce industry is changing. The demand from consumers and retails for pre-packed fruit, vegetables, and other fresh produce is on the rise, and it’s presenting new challenges
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.
Congratulations to CFBA Members; Agway Metals Inc. and Steelway Building Systems on their wins!
Frequently Asked Questions
News of the legalization of cannabis officially taking effect across Canada in the fall has some construction industry stakeholders questioning how it will impact job site safety, and others stating it may be a good thing for the industry.
In an effort to combat the effect of tariffs imposed by the United States government, Canada has announced it will provide up to $2 billion for its domestic steel, aluminum and manufacturing industries.
Concrete Ontario is hosting a seminar on Insulating Concrete Form - complimentary for CFBA members. Details and registration information:
1. COCA Priorities and the New Government
2. Ford Government Sworn In
3. Who Will Really Manage the New Ontario Government?
4. First Actions of Ontario’s New Government
5. Brain Drain in the Public Service
6. WSIB Rate Framework Policies Approved
IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic Control — Public Roads 2
Preventing fatalities in high-hazard work
Fall date announced for COR™ Internal Auditor Conference
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH - Site-Specific Training
IHSA announces new employer-recognition programs
Noise is unwanted sound. It can have different effects on everyone! Read the following safety tip from the Niagara Construction Association:
Recently released Statistics Canada numbers showing apprenticeship registration has declined in every province and territory has construction industry leaders concerned about the future of skilled trades across the country.
The term “innovation” conjures up images of drones, virtual reality, state-of-the-art sensing technology and leading-edge building materials. These products, however, are only enablers—the real innovation is in the changes companies have to make to adopt them.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say tariffs imposed by the United States government has already led to “dramatic increases” in the cost of construction materials.
Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018
Ian Cunningham of COCA: Construction Industry stakeholders comment on PC Leader Doug Ford’s victory and what it could mean for the future of construction in the province.
Canadian steel stakeholders are gravely concerned about how those tariffs will affect their business.