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September 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
September 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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COCA - August 2018 Newsletter
COCA - August 2018 Newsletter

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COCA - Government Relations Report: August 2018
COCA - Government Relations Report: August 2018

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CCDC - Canadian Construction Documents Committee
CCDC - Canadian Construction Documents Committee

CCDC Documents are relied on as familiar industry standards for their fairness and balance for all parties involved in a construction project. Information + FAQ's:

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Stakeholders laud Ford’s cabinet as strong, impressive
Stakeholders laud Ford’s cabinet as strong, impressive

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.

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COCA - Government Relations May 2018 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations May 2018 - Members Report

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Sarjeant Company brings beauty to Simcoe County jobsites
Sarjeant Company brings beauty to Simcoe County jobsites

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:

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Farming 101: Meeting The Construction Demands Of Future Fresh Produce Packhouses
Farming 101: Meeting The Construction Demands Of Future Fresh Produce Packhouses

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

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MoL: Voluntary Health and Safety Representative - Basic Training Resources
MoL: Voluntary Health and Safety Representative - Basic Training Resources

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.

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National Frame Building Association - 2017 Awards
National Frame Building Association - 2017 Awards

2017 BUILDING OF THE YEAR WINNERS. View Awards handed out for various Agricultural Buildings.

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Health and Safety Advisory: WAH Site-Specific Training
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH Site-Specific Training

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.

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Amendments to Ontario’s Construction Act – July 1, 2018
Amendments to Ontario’s Construction Act – July 1, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

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CSSBI 2018 Photo Contest
CSSBI 2018 Photo Contest

Congratulations to CFBA Members; Agway Metals Inc. and Steelway Building Systems on their wins!

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Cannabis Act ‘significant step in the wrong direction’
Cannabis Act ‘significant step in the wrong direction’

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.

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July 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network
July 2018 - Ministry of Labour Report to Labour Management Network

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Canada announces funding to assist steel and aluminum industry
Canada announces funding to assist steel and aluminum 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.

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Concrete Ontario - July 26th Seminar Invitation
Concrete Ontario - July 26th Seminar Invitation

Concrete Ontario is hosting a seminar on Insulating Concrete Form - complimentary for CFBA members. Details and registration information:

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COCA - Government Relations June 2018 - Members Report
COCA - Government Relations June 2018 - Members Report

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

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2-Minute News - June 2018
2-Minute News - June 2018

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

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Noise in the Workplace
Noise in the Workplace

Noise is unwanted sound. It can have different effects on everyone! Read the following safety tip from the Niagara Construction Association:

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WSIB @ Work - Summer 2018 Newsletter
WSIB @ Work - Summer 2018 Newsletter

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StatsCan apprenticeship numbers ‘disappointing’
StatsCan apprenticeship numbers ‘disappointing’

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.

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Tariffs are already taking toll on construction costs says AGC
Tariffs are already taking toll on construction costs says AGC

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.

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Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms
Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms

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.

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Supreme Court of Canada confirms
“general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace
may justify random testing
Supreme Court of Canada confirms “general problem” with substance abuse in the workplace may justify random testing

Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018

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