Rural Road Safety - A Growing Priority, Dairy Operation Transitions - Family and Technology, Electrical Systems Now More Sophisticated
Construction workers work long hours in some pretty rough exterior conditions a lot of the time and there’s no doubt that fatigue is a major factor in job site accidents.
Truss plate corrosion can be an issue in barns - but it doesn’t have to be. The life span of truss plates, hangers, screws and nails in the truss system depends on the materials used, barn design and maintenance. The CFBA partnered with MiTek Canada to deliver the following information to CFBA Members.
What is today called ‘Design-Build’ in fact goes back centuries. Back then, the term was ‘Master Builder,’ the combination of engineer, architect and contractor. The Master Builder offered a truly integrated service to his client.
Employers in the construction sector continue to have difficulty with staffing and retention, indicate the findings of a recent Hays Canada report.
CFBA Member - Farm & Food Care Ontario and Hamilton-based Harvest Robotics are working together to develop a heat sensing tool farmers can install in their barns to help prevent barn fires.
Leland Industries has added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing plant and warehouse to meet growing demands for quality metal and post-frame building fasteners.
Over 52,000 farms and 78,000 farmers have a united message for the Provincial Government: freeze urban boundaries now and stop urban sprawl to protect farmland in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).
Ontario's agri-food sector generates $63 billion in sales to consumers each year, and employs 767,000 people.
Ministry of Labour prosecutions, Blitz results: Mobile cranes and material hoisting.
Faulty electrical systems cause approximately 40 per cent of farm building fires with a determined cause, making it one of the leading known causes of farm fires.
Poultry Production, Planning Crop Rotations, Satellite Imagery, & Maintenance for Hydraulic Systems.
• IHSA Safety Talk: Winter Hazards
• COR™ Internal Auditor Conference: February 28
• New online course supports COR™ efforts
• MOL releases 2016 fatality information
• New radio ads will remind workers about working at heights training deadline
• WSIB campaign targets noise induced hearing loss
Members Only Edition:
• Ontario CLA (Construction Lien Act) Reform and Prompt Payment Update
• Bill 84 Proposes to Amend WSIA (Workplace Safety & Insurance Act)
• Health and Safety System Transformation
• (Ontario College of Trades) OCoT Convenes Stakeholder Roundtable
• Status of Federal Prompt Payment Legislation
• Building a Relationship With Your MPP
• Feds Considering Tax on Health & Dental Benefits
"This is fully controlled agriculture and allows us to understand plant biology in ways that, as humans, we've never achieved," said AeroFarms CEO and co-founder David Rosenberg, standing in front of rows of kale, arugula, lettuce and other leafy greens.
Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.
With low commodity prices farmers are investing in technology that can help them increase yields, but save on crop input costs.
The OLRB (Ontario Labour Relations Board) considered a recent case of an employee who took a company vehicle home, and whether their travel time to and from work is considered work time, and thus payable. Based on the facts of the case before the OLRB, the Board concluded that the time spent by the technicians travelling from home to their first job site and from the last job site to home was commuting time and not "work" for which the technician was required to be paid.
Many everyday products, such as cars, cans and washing machines, are made of steel. Once these products reach the end of their useful lives, the steel is recycled. Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy and is therefore good for the environment.
Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky, which is why Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones.