Posts written in : July 2014

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

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Jul 31
2014

SteelDay 2014 is September 19!

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction is proud to present SteelDay 2014. The day will be an interactive and networking event for members of the design, construction and structural steel industry. Across the nation – steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others will open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, […]

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Jul 31
2014

An Update from Chief Prevention Officer George Gritziotis and the Prevention

by George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer Original article appeared in Inside Prevention – Summer 2014 Edition  (download original article here) A short update on the latest occupational health and safety activity at the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Office We’ve just introduced the Healthy and Safe Ontario Workplaces strategy, which is exactly that roadmap. We’ve used statistical […]

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Jul 23
2014

News Release from the Ontario Ministry of Labour

Supporting Ontario’s Vulnerable Workers Province Strengthening Worker Protections, Making Minimum Wage More Predictable July 16, 2014 11:10 A.M.   Ministry of Labour Following Ontario’s June 1, 2014 minimum wage increase to $11, the province is introducing legislation today to provide more fairness for both employees and businesses, and ensure its minimum wage keeps pace with the […]

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Jul 17
2014

Fall hazards blitz launched in Ontario

TORONTO (Article from Daily Commercial News – see original article here) The Ontario Ministry of Labour is focusing on hazards that can result in falls during a safety blitz at construction sites this summer. “Falls are the number one cause of critical injuries and fatalities of workers at construction sites in Ontario. We’re working to […]

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Jul 9
2014

From The Ministry of Labour – Prevention Office Quick Update for Summer

Inside Prevention – Summer 2014 Edition  A short update on the latest occupational health and safety activity at the Ontario Ministry of Labour‘s Prevention Office  George Gritziotis, Chief Prevention Officer When Tony Dean completed the Expert Advisory Panel Report on Occupational Health and Safety, he set the bar high for both transparency and engagement. Thanks to […]

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Jul 4
2014

Health and Safety / Workplace Safety and Insurance Conferences 2014 – Toronto

Early Bird * Register and pay by Friday, August 15, 2014 to save $200 off each regular conference or workshop price! Location : Toronto, ON Date : November 4-5, 2014 Venue : The Westin Harbour Castle Click here for more information. ………………………………………………………………………………. PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Full-Day Sessions Conducting Accident Investigations: A how-to guide to uncovering causes and preventing recurrences Planning Ahead: Developing a […]

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Jul 3
2014

Training, Safety, Leadership – Contractor Training in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Time is running out to register for IMPACT’s upcoming Contractor Training Courses in Ann Arbor, Mich.! Whether you are a contractor, business manager or ironworker seeking to start your own business, our Contractor Courses can help you.  Learn the building blocks of good leadership, get up to speed on the latest construction software and discover proven strategies […]

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Posted:
Jul 3
2014

A Closer Look at Cleaning up the Costs of WSIB Claims for Employers

This article written by Diane Laranja (a lawyer with COCA associate member Sherrard Kuzz LLP) appeared int he Daily Commercial News.  We wanted to share it with you as it offers some very valuable suggestions for employers to help minimize the costs associated with an injury. ——————————————– While spring is often highly anticipated, it’s also […]

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