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PCL Receives 2017 Ingenious Award for Business Intelligence

November 14, 2017 PCL Construction

Edmonton, AB – PCL’s Project Analytics initiative has been recognized by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) with a 2017 Ingenious Award in the Large Private Sector category. PCL’s Project Analytics is an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides

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Kenaidan wins silver at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards

November 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Kenaidan was recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers. The silver award, in the Building and Construction category, was presented to Kenaidan at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards Gala held on October 24, 2017 in Toronto. The company

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PCL recognized for influencing safe work practices in Ontario

October 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Toronto – The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) recognized the safety achievements of PCL Construction’s Ontario operations at its annual safety awards ceremony held on September 29, 2017. “As we promote safety excellence among our members and our industry, we

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Are your workers practicing safe sun?

August 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

With summer in full swing, the folks at Sun Safety at Work Canada are reminding us that the sun is a workplace hazard. It can cause skin cancer, heat stress and eye damage – all conditions that are preventable. Here

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New training facility supports safe rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

July 18, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is celebrating the opening of a brand new training facility in Fort McMurray tomorrow, with honoured guest Mayor Melissa Blake, and hundreds of construction industry representatives, expected to explore the new ACSA Space. ACSA

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Survey reveals Ontarians aren’t aware of their dangerous driving behaviour near construction zones

June 26, 2017 ORBA

TORONTO – As Ontarians head into the second long weekend of summer, getting to destinations safely is top of mind for those travelling to cottages, on road trips and to other weekend getaways. But highways and other roadways are full of

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Canadian construction firm recognized by Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

May 31, 2017 On-Site Magazine

For the fourth consecutive year, Graham has won the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota’s Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Award! Graham was recognized in the 0 – 99,999 man hours category. This is a significant accomplishment, particularly considering that

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Dump truck drivers are reminded about the dangers of powerlines

May 16, 2017 Toronto Hydro Corporation

TORONTO – On May 16, Toronto Hydro joined GFL Excavating and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) at an event to remind dump truck drivers about the dangers of hitting overhead powerlines. “Dump truck drivers are at an increased risk of hitting

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Keeping workers safe on construction sites

May 12, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is helping to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn announced the plan today at the

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Canadian construction leaders prepare for Safety Week 2017

April 24, 2017 Walsh Canada

Vaughan, Ont. – Every day we live, work, play, travel, and interact with countless forms of infrastructure. Although many of us recognize and celebrate these architectural and engineering marvels, we sometimes take for granted the brave individuals on the front lines

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Drones provide new perspective on job sites

April 19, 2017 Jacob Stoller

When PCL Construction needed to assess the condition of an Edmonton rooftop in mid-winter, they chose an alternative approach. “Instead of sending somebody up there to walk on the roof in icy conditions, we flew a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)

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Increasing powerline safety: A shared responsibility

April 13, 2017 Scott Saint

The scene could be reconstructed at any worksite: a worker stands to the side of a dump truck as it pulls away from a newly dumped pile of gravel. As the driver moves forward, the box of the truck contacts

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eCompliance disrupts EHS software industry by acquiring Field iD

April 7, 2017 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO – eCompliance, a global leader in cloud safety software, announced today the acquisition of Field iD, a leading provider of equipment inspection software. With the acquisition, eCompliance expands its EHS management platform; combining mobile inspections, interactive analytics, learning management,

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Wearables ‘Fashion Show’ highlights productivity and jobsite safety

March 8, 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG

In a CONEXPO-CON/AGG first, Dave Turin, host of Discovery’s Gold Rush, hosted a jobsite safety wearables fashion show at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, featuring technologies poised to revolutionize jobsite safety and productivity. The event was part of the show’s new Tech Experience, a

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Partners in Prevention 2017

February 23, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

No one can deny that the workplace has changed dramatically in the last decade. The prevalence of mobile devices, ubiquitous internet access, telecommuting and working remotely have arguably improved productivity, but the human side of the equation must not be overlooked

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Partnership launch promotes a safer and more productive workplace for women

February 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

In construction, safety is not only a priority but a core value for all workers and employers, because everyone deserves to come home at the end of the workday. This value was reflected at a launch event on February 8,

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COR Internal Auditor Conference

January 25, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Save the date for IHSA’s COR™ Internal Auditor Conference on February 28 at CHSI in Mississauga. Here you will meet other current and future internal auditors and obtain valuable information, tools, and experiences to help you be successful in achieving

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Focus on Safety: Beware of winter hazards

January 25, 2017 IHSA

The IHSA recently released this handy list of winter hazards to lookout for. Click on the link below to view the document:   https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/safety_talks/winter_hazards.pdf

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Plan Group Inc. achieves COR certification in Ontario

January 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Plan Group believes that protecting the health and safety of its workers at all times is not only the right thing to do but is at the forefront of what the company stands for. Furthermore, the COR program, administered in Ontario

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Software for safer workplaces

December 20, 2016 Jacob Stoller

One of the most ubiquitous requirements for contractors in all sectors of the industry is fulfilling their duty to keep workers safe. The issues are widely publicized, and training resources and safety tools are readily available. Maintaining a comprehensive safety