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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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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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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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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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The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management estimates that barn fires cost Ontario farmers more than $25 million per year (2012-2014 average)
The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management estimates that barn fires cost Ontario farmers more than $25 million per year (2012-2014 average)

Do you know what to do in the event of a farm emergency?

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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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AODA Toolbox July 2017
AODA Toolbox July 2017

Latest bulletin from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

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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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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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2017 July Report - Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
2017 July 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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AODA Toolbox June 2017
AODA Toolbox June 2017

Latest bulletin from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - July 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - July 2017

IHSA highlights struck-by hazards - H & S Advisory: Struck-By Incidents and Heavy Equipment - Product spotlight: Emergency Response Poster - IHSA has developed a new training program — Suspended Work Platform System Installers course

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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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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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From the U.S.A. : Safety Helmets Are Replacing Hard Hats on Construction Sites
From the U.S.A. : Safety Helmets Are Replacing Hard Hats on Construction Sites

For 40-plus years the design of construction hard hats hasn’t changed much—a brimmed shell attached to a suspended, adjustable headband, but that’s changing as designs, first used in mountain climbing and other sports helmets, are adapted for construction workers.

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Lunch & Learn Seminar
Lunch & Learn Seminar

CFBA Members were invited to a complimentary Lunch and Learn seminar on Friday April 21st 11:45am – 1:30pm @Tacoma Engineers

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May 2017
May 2017

The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report and Summary Release. Keeping workers safe on construction sites. Protecting new and young workers on the job. New tool measures workplace health and safety.

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THE CHANGING WORKPLACES REVIEW
THE CHANGING WORKPLACES REVIEW

An Agenda for Workplace Rights - Summary report

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ON Construction health and safety action plan
ON Construction health and safety action plan

Consistent health and safety practices will help strengthen the construction sector in Ontario. Learn more about the Ministry of Labour goals and 16 recommendations in this plan.

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IHSA - 2 Minute News - May 2017
IHSA - 2 Minute News - May 2017

Suspended access equipment web page provides latest information on recent regulation changes. Ontario releases Construction Health and Safety Action Plan.

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Apply for a Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Award
Apply for a Small Business Health & Safety Leadership Award

WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards will recognize outstanding achievement in establishing health and safety programs in businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Win $2000. - $5000.!

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

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