Posts written in : February 2018

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Feb 22
2018

Construction in Ontario Newsletter February 2018 Edition

Lien Act Modernization, Dispute Resolution & Prompt Payment Moving Ahead Bill 142, Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017, but most of the amendments are not yet in force. Officials at the Ministry of the Attorney General are working with Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel and their Advisory Group on the drafting […]

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Feb 22
2018

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report

READ THIS WEEK’S ISSUE IN FULL Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association provides education and resources to enhance affordable housing access Ontario Construction Report staff writer The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA), founded in 1988, works to raise awareness of the critical role that affordable rental housing plays in Ontario. Self-described as capacity builders, the association educates members […]

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Feb 22
2018

You are Invited! Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp (Level 2)

Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp Level 2 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 9:00am to 4:00pm, EST – Toronto, ON Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp Level 2 builds on the information covered in the Level 1 Bootcamp.  This session will help participants understand more complex concepts that arise in the workers’ compensation world. This level is geared towards individuals that […]

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Feb 22
2018

You are Invited! Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp (Level 1)

In-Person Seminar Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp (Level 1) Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 9:00am to 4:00pm, EST – Toronto, ON The world of workers’ compensation can be complex and frustrating for those responsible for managing WSIB claims. Our Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp Level I will assist Claims Management Personnel, Human Resources Personnel, Managers and Supervisors to understand the […]

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Feb 22
2018

Regulatory Registry Alert

The Ministry of Labour has publicized the Industrial Establishments Regulation Amendment Proposal on the Service Ontario website. Industrial Establishments Regulation Amendment Proposal Regulation Number(s): Reg. 851 Bill or Act: Occupational Health and Safety Act Summary of Proposal: The Ministry of Labour (the ministry) is proposing various amendments to Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) under the Occupational Health and […]

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Feb 22
2018

MOL February Report

MOL REPORT TO LABOUR-MANAGEMENT NETWORK – JANUARY 2018 MEETING MOL Report to LM 2018 February Provincial Coordinator’s Comments At our recent Safe at Work Ontario (SAWO) consultations, I had the opportunity to engage in some really interesting dialogue about risk, data and information management, workplace violence, MOL’s enforcement campaigns and falls. I was amazed at […]

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Feb 12
2018

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report

01/30/2018 This week’s Ontario Construction Report. See the latest issue here. CCA mobilizes opposition to Chinese state-owned business takeover of Aecon Group The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has joined several competing construction businesses in opposing the Canadian government’s approval of the purchase of Aecon Group Inc. by Chinese-government owned CCCC International Holdings Ltd. In a late January news release, […]

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Feb 12
2018

IN A FLASH – Random Drug and Alcohol Testing: A High Bar in British Columbia

A British Columbia arbitrator has struck down a mining company’s mandatory random drug and alcohol testing program, ruling that it is an unreasonable exercise of management rights given the necessity to balance the safety and privacy interests of the parties. Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Irving Pulp & Paper, Arbitrator John Kinzie ruled […]

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Feb 6
2018

You are Invited! Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp (Level 1)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 9:00am to 4:00pm, EST – Toronto, ON In-Person Seminar Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp (Level 1) The world of workers’ compensation can be complex and frustrating for those responsible for managing WSIB claims. Our Workers’ Compensation Bootcamp Level I will assist Claims Management Personnel, Human Resources Personnel, Managers and Supervisors to understand the […]

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Posted:
Feb 6
2018

In a Flash

3.5 Year Jail Sentence for Supervisor Involved in Fatal Christmas Eve Swing Stage Accident Upheld on Appeal On January 30, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on the appeal against the convictions and sentence of the project manager involved in a fatal swing stage accident on Christmas Eve, 2009. Vadim Kazenelson, was the second individual […]

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