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The city of Montreal has released a 3-year, $5.2 billion infrastructure budget plan that includes billions in road improvements
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Ontario drivers ignore road rules, threatening safety of construction workers

May 25, 2016 ORBA

A new survey released by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) found one in every three drivers (28%) admits that they are not always focused on the road while driving. This can lead to speeding, weaving or failing to notice

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Build Together pleased to support Bill C-243

May 17, 2016 Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions & Build Together, Women of the Building Trades are pleased to support Bill C-243, an Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits)

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Bird donates $50,000 in support of Fort McMurray wild fires

May 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The devastating wildfire that has swept through Fort McMurray and the surrounding area, forcing the evacuation of the city and numerous project sites and camps, is one that touches the Bird family deeply. “While countless homes and businesses have been

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Jersey of Courage takes safety to the next level

May 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Toronto — Rob Ellis has been telling his story for 16 years — a tragic cautionary tale to promote safer workplaces in Canada. Ellis’ 18 year-old son, David, was killed in 1999 by a workplace accident. It was only his

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Amendments strengthen Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

May 3, 2016 On-Site Magazine

NOVA SCOTIA – Amendments introduced April 26, will strengthen the Occupational Health and Safety Act and help keep Nova Scotians safe at work. The changes give government additional tools and authority to enforce safety requirements for those who repeatedly violate

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Will you be ready if COR becomes mandatory?

April 26, 2016 Nate Hendley

COR certification is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for commercial contractors bidding on large projects, particularly in the Toronto area. Industry experts say COR certification could eventually become mandatory for all commercial construction jobs nationwide. The Certificate of Recognition (COR) program

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Ontario inspection blitzes and initiatives to raise employers’ awareness

April 18, 2016 Ontario Ministry of Labour

This year, the ministry is coordinating the proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedules for the Occupational Health and Safety Program and the Employment Standards Program. Coordinating the schedules highlights the importance the ministry places on protecting workers’ rights under both

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IHSA’s Construction Health and Safety Officer program changing to meet national standard

April 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA—Infrastructure Health & Safety Association’s (IHSA) Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHSO) certificate has long been a standard in Ontario construction. It was designed to recognize those who have construction knowledge and practical experience in a range of health and safety

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IHSA supports Steps for Life

April 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, supports the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease. In fact, Threads of Life currently supports more than

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Hydro Ottawa fined over fatal accident

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hydro Ottawa has been convicted and ordered to pay $225,000 following the death of a worker and two others being injured when a boom truck came in contact with a live wire. In March, 2012, workers employed by a subcontractor

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The smelliest hazard of all

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Potential danger lurks around every corner on the jobsite. Whether it is working at height, in a confined space, or even the seemingly simple chore of navigating heavy equipment on foot. It is for this reason that contractors spend millions

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Construction firms remain among ‘Canada’s Best Managed’

March 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The ICI construction sector continues to prove its leading companies are among the best managed firms in Canada. Year after year, construction firms are added to or remain on the annual review list naming Canada’s Best Managed Companies.  Established in

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Maple Reinders Group Ltd. named one of Canada’s best managed companies

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Maple Reinders Group Ltd. was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Company in 2015 for excellence in business performance today. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to

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Alberta moves to protect Calgary, neighbouring communities from severe flooding

February 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New flood protection along the Bow and Elbow Rivers will protect Calgary and upstream communities from the type of severe flooding that occurred in June 2013, the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. “Building Alberta’s flood defenses will help protect

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BC construction industry hiring workers back from Alberta

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Industry survey provides snap shot of BC construction, labour market

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PCL raises the roof on BMO Field

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

VIDEO: South roof canopy lifted into place by two crawler cranes

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Improper site sanitation can spread disease: Video

February 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Clean-up and toilet facilities are probably the last place you would look for hazards on construction sites. Inadequate facilities are a major cause of the spread of diseases to construction workers and their families, according to the Ontario Ministry of

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Contractor fined $150K following fatal accident

February 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Worker run over during portable toilet move

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Cement firm fined $60,000 following quarry accident

February 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Colacem Canada Inc., which operates a cement plant in Wendover, Ontario, pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by a conveyor. The incident occurred on December 18, 2014 at the company’s quarry located at 250

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STAY BACK. PASS SAFELY.

January 29, 2016 Concrete Ontario

Concrete Ontario rolled out of its pedestrian and cyclist safety awareness campaign Thursday. The campaign centers around educating the public on various blind spots that are present to a concrete mixer driver when it comes to being able to see



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