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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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New interchange to create safer, more efficient commutes for Nova Scotians

November 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced more than $15 million in joint funding for the construction of Hwy 101 Granite Drive interchange project between Hortonville and Coldbrook. This project involves constructing an overpass, four ramps to form a “diamond” interchange,

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Federal and provincial funding supports City of Weyburn reservoir

November 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In Saskatchewan, new federal and provincial funding will be going toward a project in the City of Weyburn that includes the construction of a new reservoir, upgrades to existing water infrastructure, and improved treatment procedures to the City’s drinking water.


COR Mandatory Training (full program, 3.5 days)

October 31, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Certificate of Recognition (COR) provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system. COR is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. It is currently being used across

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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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Highway expansion in B.C. aims to improve safety and traffic flow

October 31, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

On Oct. 28, the governments of Canada and British Columbia announced that $24 million in funding has been appointed to expand a 3.4 kilometre stretch of Highway 16 from two lanes to four. The highway expansion – from Bunce Road to east of

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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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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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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

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Terex Load Alert keeps workers safe at height

June 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Terex Load Alert system for Hi-Ranger aerial devices, on select units only, will supplement utility crews’ current safe work practices.  When used in conjunction with an aerial device’s material handling load chart, the system provides both visible and audible alarms

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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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

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Will you be ready if COR becomes mandatory?

April 26, 2016 Nate Hendley

COR certification is rapidly becoming a prerequisite for commercial contractors bidding on large projects, particularly in the Toronto area. Industry experts say COR certification could eventually become mandatory for all commercial construction jobs nationwide. The Certificate of Recognition (COR) program

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IHSA’s Construction Health and Safety Officer program changing to meet national standard

April 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA—Infrastructure Health & Safety Association’s (IHSA) Construction Health and Safety Officer (CHSO) certificate has long been a standard in Ontario construction. It was designed to recognize those who have construction knowledge and practical experience in a range of health and safety

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IHSA supports Steps for Life

April 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, known as Threads of Life, supports the healing journey of families who have suffered from a workplace fatality, traumatic life-altering injury, or occupational disease. In fact, Threads of Life currently supports more than