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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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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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Construction employment growth to slow down: BuildForce

January 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

ICI sector will still need 35,700 new workers across Canada

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Bugden helped pave the way for Miller Group growth

January 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

ORBA inducts another to Road Building Hall of Fame

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Study to benchmark construction workplace safety

January 14, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction firms in Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector may soon be able to benchmark their workplace health and safety policies and practices with each other, if the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has its way. IWH, a

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Construction manager jailed for fatal swing stage accident

January 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

4 workers fell 13 storeys to their death Christmas Eve, 2009

Construction sector continues to suffer from skills shortage but firms are committing to more internal training and development, Hays Canada survey reveals
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Skills shortage continues to hurt construction, survey says

December 16, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Firms investing in training staff

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5 construction workers die in Ontario

December 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

November was a tragic month in the construction industry in Ontario as five workers lost their lives in various accidents. One workplace death occurred in roadbuilding when a rolling pipe crushed a 50-year-old worker. Another was in excavating when a

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Premier’s Chief of Staff nominated to take over WSIB

December 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Ontario’s top political staffer has been nominated to take over the leadership of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Thomas Teahen, currently chief of staff to the premier, would head up one of North America’s largest workers’ compensation

Ontario introduces mandatory training for drill rig operators
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Mandatory training for drill rig operators

December 9, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Changes come following construction worker death

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Hydrovac operator electrocuted

November 24, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A 24-year-old Ontario construction worker has died after being electrocuted while on a jobsite in Vaughan. Police said  the man was operating a hydrovac excavating machine when the boom came in contact with overhead high voltage electrical distribution lines. He

Carpenters oppose key recommendations in the Dean Report on the Ontario College of Trades
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Reactions mixed on Dean Report recommendations

November 24, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Ontario adopting changes to College of Trades

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Ontario adopts Dean Report on College of Trades

November 22, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Recommendations will impact construction trades