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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

WSIB Chair Elizabeth Witmer
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WSIB ahead of schedule to eliminate UFL: Witmer

November 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Employer premium reductions, sustainable benefits for injured workers on the horizon

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Manitoba modifying workers’ compensation guidelines

November 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) is introducing changes to its current rate model to enhance fairness and balance. Following consultations that were conducted with stakeholders last year, improvements were recommended and compiled into a report. “We gathered feedback from

John Deere signs 6-year labour deal with UAW.
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Deere signs 6-year deal with UAW

October 7, 2015 STAFF REPORT

No details released

Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power, recently signed a labour agreement with the Ontario Building and Construction Trades.
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Bruce Power, trades union sign labour deal

September 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Bruce Power and the Ontario Building and Construction Trades are joining forces through a new collaboration agreement, signalling a shared commitment to the ongoing role of Bruce Power nuclear in the province and recognizing the strategic importance of the company

Independent study suggests Union construction firms are 'safer' than non-union workplaces.
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Ontario unionized construction firms are safer workplaces, study suggests

September 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Fewer critical workplace injuries, lost work days: Study

Markham Stouffville Hospital expansion receives LEED Silver status
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Markham Stouffville Hospital expansion achieves LEED Silver

August 20, 2015 STAFF WRITER

AFP project built by PCL

Ontario issues warning for tunnel construction locomotive operators following death of worker
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Tunnel locomotive operators warned following death of worker

August 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The death of a construction worker in a tunnel while operating a haulage locomotive has prompted the Ontario government to issue a warning alert. A locomotive operator sustained fatal head injuries when their head became trapped in a gap between

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Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer outlines mandatory training for construction workers

August 11, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Construction Action Plan being worked on

Construction workers are encouraged to drink small amounts of water (8 oz) every half hour to combat heat exhaustion and dehydration.
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Warnings issued to construction workers as heat wave rolls through

July 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Companies urged to add heat stress info to safety talks

Ontario Construction Safety Action Plan released
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Construction Safety Action Plan update released in Ontario

July 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Plan outlines what ministry inspectors will focus on

General alert issued for those using mast-climbing work platforms
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Alert issued for mast-climbing work platforms

July 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Ministry suggests additional best practices

Ontario labour inspectors target trench safety
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Summer inspection blitz targets construction trench hazards

July 14, 2015 STAFF REPORT

59 workers killed, critically injured in trench accidents in past 6 years