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Ranger Design releases new shelving for work vans

August 15, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Ranger Design has released its next generation of van shelving for tradesmen on the go. The company says its 2018 lineup is has been tested for toughness, and offers durable, rattle-free shelves that allow for better organization and efficiency during

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Construction 2.0: Technology is changing construction, the industry must change with it

July 24, 2018 Paul Struthers

The construction industry in Canada is experiencing a transformation. New technologies tailored to the space are creating greater efficiency, but labour gaps are increasing, access to capital is shrinking and a trade war with the U.S. has begun. To adapt

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Construction firm, equipment operator fined after worker run over by grader

July 23, 2018 by David Kennedy

HAMILTON, Ont.—A worker injury on a road construction site in Hamilton, Ont. has resulted in fines for Dufferin Construction Co. and the owner/operator of a equipment rental business based in Stoney Creek, Ont. CRH Canada Group, Dufferin’s parent company, and

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Orangeville, Ont. construction company fined $60K after worker injured in flash fire

June 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ORANGEVILLE, Ont.—Construction company Roto-Mill Inc. has been fined $60,000 for its failure to prevent a hot asphalt-related flash fire that sent a worker to hospital with critical injuries in June 2016. Roto-Mill, based in Orangeville, Ont., pleaded guilty in court

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NEB approves modified Burnaby Terminal plans for Trans Mountain project, clearing way for construction to start

June 25, 2018 The Canadian Press

CALGARY—The National Energy Board says it has approved modified plans for the Burnaby Terminal of the Trans Mountain pipeline project, clearing a final regulatory hurdle for construction to start. The regulator says the approved variance application will significantly improve safety

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Worker rescued by firefighters after Oshawa, Ont. construction accident dies of injuries

June 22, 2018 The Canadian Press

OSHAWA, Ont.—The Ministry of Labour says a worker who was critically injured last week at a construction site in Oshawa, Ont., has died in hospital. Ministry spokeswoman Janet Deline says the worker was struck by a bucket that was attached

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Oshawa, Ont. construction worker pinned down in trench rescued by firefighters

June 20, 2018 by David Kennedy

OSHAWA, Ont.—A construction worker pinned down by heavy machinery on a construction site in the Toronto suburbs was rescued by firefighters after a major operation June 19. Oshawa Fire Services said its technical rescue team responded to the incident on

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Job sites in Quebec sit idle as crane operators protest new training rules

June 18, 2018 Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Crane operators disrupted work sites across Quebec June 18 with an illegal strike, according to the provincial agency that enforces construction labour rules. A spokeswoman for Quebec’s Construction Commission said the agency was calling on crane operators who’ve been “strongly

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Rear camera kits available for Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loaders

June 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Bobcat Company’s rear camera kits are now available for its skid-steer and compact track loaders. The kit offers the operator a rear view of the machine. It features a 4.3-in. LCD colour monitor, LED backlit screen, wiring harness and mounts.

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Safety on the rise for Ontario construction workers, WSIB reports

June 13, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Ontario’s construction industry is 3.7 per cent safer since 2017, according to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The agency reported a 1.6 per cent upswing across all industries in its 2018 Health and Safety Index. Construction landed in

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Man run over by bulldozer on Highway 417 construction site in Ottawa

June 12, 2018 by David Kennedy

OTTAWA—A man in is critical condition after being run over by a bulldozer on an Ottawa construction site. According to the Ottawa Paramedic Service, a man in his 20s was taken to the Ottawa Hospital June 11 after an incident

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Worker killed on construction site in North Vancouver

June 6, 2018 On-Site Staff

VANCOUVER—A 24-year-old worker is dead after an incident at a North Vancouver construction site June 5. RCMP said the man was knocked down and crushed by a dump truck he had been working near. He was pronounced dead on the

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Sudbury, Ont. contractor fined $50K after worker injured in fall

May 29, 2018 by David Kennedy

THUNDER BAY, Ont.—A northern Ontario contractor has been handed a $50,000 fine for a worker injury on a Thunder Bay, Ont. jobsite in July 2016. The incident took place at the Thunder Bay International Airport, where Pioneer Construction Inc. had

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Dust suppression spray kit aims to minimize silica dust exposure

May 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Chicago Pneumatic Power Technique (CP), the OSHA-compliant 36-in. dust suppression spray retrofit kit can be attached to any CP tool, including handheld breakers, rivet busters and chipping hammers. It is equipped with a mist nozzle capable of dispensing 6

Genie lift guard contact alarm prototype
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Genie releases contact alarm prototype for slab scissor, vertical mast lifts

May 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Genie, a Terex brand, has unveiled a prototype of its lift guard contact alarm system. Genie Lift Guard is designed for the company’s slab scissor lifts and GR, GRC and QS vertical masts. This system is an electronic secondary guarding

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Recommendations made to improve safety on N.B. construction sites

March 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Recommendations have been made to improve the safety of people working around water on construction sites in New Brunswick. The recommendations follow a coroner’s inquest in Woodstock. The five-person jury selected from the community made the following recommendations: There should

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Roadside construction safety: understand the hazards

March 12, 2018 Anita Deiter

This article provides information on traffic and vehicle hazards in roadside work zones. You will also need to consider hazards associated with your specific work activities. Working close to traffic is dangerous. Each roadside work site has its own unique

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Ontario university receives provincial funding for workplace safety projects

January 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The government of Ontario is partnering with Laurentian University to support occupational health and safety projects. Projects include a virtual reality simulation intended to improve line-of-sight awareness. Laurentian University received $59,437 in funding for this component, which is intended for

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Government takes another step to ban asbestos with new, proposed rules

January 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

The federal government has laid out a tough set of proposed new regulations to prohibit the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products that contain it, as well as the manufacture of products containing the cancer-causing mineral. The

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PCL Receives 2017 Ingenious Award for Business Intelligence

November 14, 2017 PCL Construction

Edmonton, AB – PCL’s Project Analytics initiative has been recognized by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) with a 2017 Ingenious Award in the Large Private Sector category. PCL’s Project Analytics is an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides