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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,

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Lafarge educates cyclists on blind spots around concrete trucks during bike-to-work week

June 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

More than 11,500 cyclists who participated in the HUB’s Bike to Work week May 30 – June 5th in Metro Vancouver benefited from Lafarge Canada Inc.’s event sponsorship and safety education. Lafarge operates over 100 ready-mix concrete trucks which travel throughout

Replacing the 250,000 skilled labour retirees is an ongoing challenge faced by the construction sector. Industry can't afford to let up on recruitment, whether it's attracting young people, workers from other industries, or from outside the country.
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Ontario taking action to protect young workers

May 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

As young people across Ontario start looking for summer jobs, Ontario is launching several initiatives to protect young workers in seasonal, part-time or temporary employment. Workers that are new to their job, including young workers, are three times more likely

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