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Silicia Dust suppression kit
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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

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Kenaidan wins silver at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards

November 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Kenaidan was recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers. The silver award, in the Building and Construction category, was presented to Kenaidan at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards Gala held on October 24, 2017 in Toronto. The company

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Joseph and Rosalie Family Health Centre Receives Silver Award by the VRCA

October 31, 2017 EllisDon

On Wednesday, October 26th, 2017, the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre (JRSFHC) was selected as a Silver Award recipient in the – over $45 million – project category, by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) awards program. “The

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PCL recognized for influencing safe work practices in Ontario

October 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Toronto – The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) recognized the safety achievements of PCL Construction’s Ontario operations at its annual safety awards ceremony held on September 29, 2017. “As we promote safety excellence among our members and our industry, we

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Workplace exposures account for a significant number of cancers in Ontario: report

October 4, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – A new report released today by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Cancer Care Ontario has found that thousands of Ontario workers are exposed to cancer-causing hazards in the workplace, with solar ultraviolet radiation, asbestos, diesel engine exhaust and silica contributing

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KODIAK’s Journey safety boot offers comfort and endurance

September 6, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  Endurance is essential in safety footwear where workers expect their equipment to not just show up but perform at peak function for just as many hours as they do. This is why KODIAK created the Journey (#302123DW) hiker-style safety

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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