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PCL donates $100K to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

May 16, 2017 On-Site Magazine

 Ottawa – Representatives from PCL Constructors Canada Inc. were on hand May 11 at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to present their latest gift to the CHEO Foundation.  The gift, which will see PCL donate $100,000 over the next

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Dump truck drivers are reminded about the dangers of powerlines

May 16, 2017 Toronto Hydro Corporation

TORONTO – On May 16, Toronto Hydro joined GFL Excavating and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) at an event to remind dump truck drivers about the dangers of hitting overhead powerlines. “Dump truck drivers are at an increased risk of hitting

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Keeping workers safe on construction sites

May 12, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is helping to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced the plan today at the

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Canadian construction leaders prepare for Safety Week 2017

April 24, 2017 Walsh Canada

Vaughan, Ont. – Every day we live, work, play, travel, and interact with countless forms of infrastructure. Although many of us recognize and celebrate these architectural and engineering marvels, we sometimes take for granted the brave individuals on the front lines

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Drones provide new perspective on job sites

April 19, 2017 Jacob Stoller

When PCL Construction needed to assess the condition of an Edmonton rooftop in mid-winter, they chose an alternative approach. “Instead of sending somebody up there to walk on the roof in icy conditions, we flew a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)

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Increasing powerline safety: A shared responsibility

April 13, 2017 Scott Saint

The scene could be reconstructed at any worksite: a worker stands to the side of a dump truck as it pulls away from a newly dumped pile of gravel. As the driver moves forward, the box of the truck contacts

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eCompliance disrupts EHS software industry by acquiring Field iD

April 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO – eCompliance, a global leader in cloud safety software, announced today the acquisition of Field iD, a leading provider of equipment inspection software. With the acquisition, eCompliance expands its EHS management platform; combining mobile inspections, interactive analytics, learning management,

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Wearables ‘Fashion Show’ highlights productivity and jobsite safety

March 8, 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG

In a CONEXPO-CON/AGG first, Dave Turin, host of Discovery’s Gold Rush, hosted a jobsite safety wearables fashion show at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, featuring technologies poised to revolutionize jobsite safety and productivity. The event was part of the show’s new Tech Experience, a

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Canada’s construction industry prepares for marijuana legalization

March 6, 2017 Danna O'Brien

A lot has changed since recreational marijuana use was legalized in several US states. In Washington, fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana have doubled since legalization. In Colorado, there are now more dispensaries than there are Starbucks, McDonalds

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Partnership launch promotes a safer and more productive workplace for women

February 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

In construction, safety is not only a priority but a core value for all workers and employers, because everyone deserves to come home at the end of the workday. This value was reflected at a launch event on February 8,

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Focus on Safety: Beware of winter hazards

January 25, 2017 IHSA

The IHSA recently released this handy list of winter hazards to lookout for. Click on the link below to view the document:   https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/safety_talks/winter_hazards.pdf

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CarbonCure named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100

January 25, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. Halifax’s CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by

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Plan Group Inc. achieves COR certification in Ontario

January 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Plan Group believes that protecting the health and safety of its workers at all times is not only the right thing to do but is at the forefront of what the company stands for. Furthermore, the COR program, administered in Ontario

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Software for safer workplaces

December 20, 2016 Jacob Stoller

One of the most ubiquitous requirements for contractors in all sectors of the industry is fulfilling their duty to keep workers safe. The issues are widely publicized, and training resources and safety tools are readily available. Maintaining a comprehensive safety

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions applaud Government’s ban on asbestos

December 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) are very pleased with the Government’s announcement of its whole-of-government approach to ban the manufacture, use, import and export of asbestos in Canada. Bob Blakely, CBTU chief operating officer, noted that, “this announcement reflects this government’s commitment

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Mainroad Contracting wins Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence

December 14, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Mainroad Contracting (Lower Mainland) has won this year’s Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award of Excellence in safety innovation, for its High Speed Traffic Control Training. “Congratulations to Mainroad Contracting for this well-deserved award,” said Minister of Transportation and

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EllisDon celebrates the Jersey of Courage at the Pearson Airport Terminal 3 Project

November 11, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Employees and Subcontractors at the Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 3 project celebrated safety which featured, MySafeWork founder and workplace safety champion Rob Ellis, EllisDon president and CEO Geoff Smith, and Kieran Hawe, EllisDon senior vice president and area manager

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EllisDon presented with Canada’s Safest Employer Award

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Last week, EllisDon was presented with Canada’s Safest Employer Award at the Safest Employer Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto. The Safest Employer Award is presented by Canadian Occupational Safety in partnership with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and encompasses

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EllisDon presented with Canada’s Safest Employer Award

October 26, 2016 Canada Newswire

This past Monday, EllisDon was presented with Canada’s Safest Employer Award at the Safest Employer Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto. The Safest Employer Award is presented by Canadian Occupational Safety in partnership with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and

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EllisDon’s stellar safety record earns multiple awards

October 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon has once again been recognized as one of the safest places to work in the industry. This past week, the Ontario General Contractor Association (OGCA) and Ministry of Labour (MOL) recognized EllisDon with three accolades, further demonstrating that it is an