to lift the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.
The Canadian Farm Builders Association celebrated its 40th anniversary at it’s annual general meeting and awards in Stratford, Ont. Feb. 28.
Automated tracking and new fire extinguishing technology could reduce barn fires.
To include: construction projects that are due to be completed before October 4, 2020 and that would provide additional capacity in the production, processing, manufacturing or distribution of food, beverages or agricultural products.
Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe
Regarding clarification of Essential Workplaces
Regarding continuation of Building Inspection Services
The Ontario government says it is accelerating the construction of essential projects in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
In an effort to alleviate some of the financial pressure the industry is experiencing by creating an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Reimbursement Program. To participate in this digital advocacy initiative, click on the purple “Take Action – Send a message to Your MP” button in the following 'Read More' communication and the complete the form. Based on your address, your MP will automatically be identified when the form is sent.
Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC): FAQ's
The Surety Association of Canada speaks out about the impact this oversight may have on construction firms, particularly smaller enterprises.
The following letter was sent to the government of Ontario calling for immediate action to address the need for relief from construction project delay claims as a result of COVID19 and an exemption from O Reg 73/20 under the Emergency Act that will allow holdback to flow as normal.
Industry news as it relates to COVID-19
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for Employers regarding COVID-19
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Office of the Chief Prevention Officer has extended existing Working at Heights worker certifications completed between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017, by a one year period, making the certification valid for a four year period from the date of successful completion of the training program into 2021.
From the Provincial Labour-Management Health and Safety Committee in partnership with the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
Ontario construction employers and workers are reacquainting themselves with workplace legislation to understand the boundaries of an employee’s right to refuse work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton has issued a set of guidelines developed by Chief Prevention Officer Ron Kelusky for best health and safety practices at construction sites during the COVID-19 crisis.
Sent to the Provincial Government
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Employers
The Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites outlines the best practices for construction sites in order to maintain the health and safety of all workers required to perform duties during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ontario Construction Consortium (OCC) is renewing its call for the provincial government to suspend work on construction sites across Ontario for 14 days to protect the safety of workers and employers amid the COVID19 crisis.
This is a special edition of What’s New, devoted to workplace issues related to COVID-19 to help keep you safe and informed.