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Are your workers practicing safe sun?

August 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

With summer in full swing, the folks at Sun Safety at Work Canada are reminding us that the sun is a workplace hazard. It can cause skin cancer, heat stress and eye damage – all conditions that are preventable. Here

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Wearable device helps operators manage fatigue

July 24, 2017 On-Site Magazine

We wear fitness bands to track our workouts, count our steps and tell us how much we sleep. But in the working world, measuring sleep quantity and quality can be used to save lives. Cat Connect is giving customers an easy

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Are safety helmets going to replace hardhats on Canadian job sites?

July 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Bloomberg BNA says contractors in the US are ditching hardhats for a safer option – helmets. Will Canadians follow suit? For 40-plus years the design of construction hard hats hasn’t changed much—a brimmed shell attached to a suspended, adjustable headband.

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New training facility supports safe rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

July 18, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is celebrating the opening of a brand new training facility in Fort McMurray tomorrow, with honoured guest Mayor Melissa Blake, and hundreds of construction industry representatives, expected to explore the new ACSA Space. ACSA

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Survey reveals Ontarians aren’t aware of their dangerous driving behaviour near construction zones

June 26, 2017 ORBA

TORONTO – As Ontarians head into the second long weekend of summer, getting to destinations safely is top of mind for those travelling to cottages, on road trips and to other weekend getaways. But highways and other roadways are full of

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EllisDon selected to build and finance next phase of Mount Sinai project

June 13, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — This past weekend, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Sinai Health System announced they have selected EllisDon Capital Inc. to build and finance Sinai Health System’s Phase 3A redevelopment project at Mount Sinai Hospital. “We are excited to reach

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Canadian construction firm recognized by Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

May 31, 2017 On-Site Magazine

For the fourth consecutive year, Graham has won the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota’s Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Award! Graham was recognized in the 0 – 99,999 man hours category. This is a significant accomplishment, particularly considering that

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Ledcor donates $250,000 to safety program at University of Alberta

May 22, 2017 On-Site Magazine

EDMONTON – The Ledcor Group of Companies donated $250,000 to the University of Alberta’s new David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM). As the first of its kind in Canada, the University’s new program integrates safety and risk

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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