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Awareness campaign for WSIB mandatory coverage underway

August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) launched an awareness campaign on July 31, designed to make the construction industry aware of new rules and encourage people working in the sector to pre-register for coverage. The campaign dubbed, “Be Registered, Be Ready,” is

Canada's "Big Hooks"
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Canada’s “Big Hooks”

August 1, 2012 David Godkin

Why crane operators are a breed apart

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Orange Zone safety hits airwaves in Saskatchewan

July 17, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure launched its campaign to remind motorists to slow down to 60 km/hr in Orange Zone during the highway construction season. To listen to the Ministry’s new radio ad, click here.

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Blitz targets construction sites with cranes

July 6, 2012 Submitted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour

A 3,000-kg load of concrete descends from a tower crane into a busy intersection during rush hour. A mobile crane graces an overhead power line, electrocuting the crane operator. A tower crane tips over and crushes a worker. These catastrophic

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Cone Zone campaign underway in B.C.

July 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Work Zone Safety Alliance launched its 2012 Cone Zone campaign on July 3, an initiative designed to increase driver awareness when driving near roadside workers. The campaign promotes reducing speed, avoiding driver distractions and respecting the roadside at construction

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12 tips for keeping safe in the trenches

June 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

In April of 2012, a 53-year-old construction worker lost his life when he was buried alive in a tragic trenching accident in Lachine, Que., despite the best efforts of co-workers and emergency rescue staff. Working in trenches is a dangerous

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Win a FREE pair of Timberland Helix work boots with On-Site’s Give ’em the Boot Contest

May 24, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Want to win a FREE pair of Timberland Helix work boots? Send us a photo of your beaten up old work boots to be entered in the contest. The oldest, ugliest, most abused looking pair of boots WINS! Contest deadline is May

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Taking advantage of Canada’s aging workforce

May 4, 2012 Andrew Snook

Canada’s workforce is getting older. To remain competitive on the international stage, Canadian companies will need to learn to harness the knowledge, experience and talents of its aging workforce. Ian Howcroft, vice-president, Ontario Division, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, discussed the

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Mandatory workers compensation legislation draws criticism from CFIB

January 4, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has drawn criticism from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) after Ontario’s Ministry of Labour announced that mandatory coverage for independent operators within the construction industry will come into effect on Jan.