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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

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WorkSafe Bulletin: Improperly secured vehicles put workers at risk

October 4, 2016 WorkSafeBC

Since 2006, more than 220 workers have been seriously injured by improperly secured vehicles in British Columbia. Sixteen of these incidents were fatal. These incidents have occurred in a wide range of industries, including log hauling and other forestry operations,

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WorkSafe Bulletin: Best practices for tower crane inspection

September 26, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

A tower crane operator had just finished hoisting formwork from the upper level of a concrete residential high-rise to its first level, and was hoisting the load block while advancing the trolley toward the mast. Without warning, the empty hook,

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Inquest into the death of construction worker Justin Wilson scheduled for October

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

David Cameron, regional supervising coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, announced September 20th that an inquest will be held into the death of Justin Wilson. Wilson, 29, died on June 21, 2013, from injuries received during the course of his

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EllisDon supports the Tour of Alberta

September 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon continued its support as a premier sponsor at the fourth annual Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial. The Tour of Alberta is a five-day stage race, with approximately 120 of the world’s best cyclists racing across Alberta’s beautiful

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OCS Rresearch draws international safety exposure

September 5, 2016 Ontario Construction Secratariate

The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is sharing its union safety message south of the border this week. Attending the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Annual National Health and Safety Conference in Kissimmee, Florida, OCS director of research Katherine Jacobs

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EllisDon restores hope and community in Fort McMurray

August 29, 2016 EllisDon

  When a wildfire, a blaze known as “The Beast”, swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, in the spring of 2016, it destroyed homes, displaced people, and devastated entire communities. Among the affected was Northern Lights Regional Health Centre (NLRHC), a 136-bed

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Operating engineers ratify new agreement with contractors

June 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Members of Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers have ratified a new three-year Provincial Collective Agreement with contractors. Union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the agreement at ratification meetings held across the province on June 9,