Posts written in : September 2019

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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Sep 17
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – September 16, 2019

Billy Bishop Airport dock renovation projects taking off this fall By Robin MacLennan Ontario Construction News staff writer Construction is set to begin this fall on long-awaited changes to Toronto’s Bathurst Quay, part of a revitalization effort that will create a public plaza, Irish cultural centre and refurbished walkway near the Billy Bishop Airport drop-off/pickup […]

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Sep 17
2019

WSIB Return to Work: Navigating the Issues Workshop – October 17, 23 & 24, 2019

WSIB Return to Work Navigating the Issues HALF-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP Effective and proactive management of return to work protocols can significantly improve cost outcomes related to most WSIBclaims.  Applying interactive learning and real-life scenarios, topics for this half-day intensive workshop include: WSIB Return to Work Obligations: What are they? WSIB Players: Who are they and what is their role in […]

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Sep 17
2019

Your weekly Ontario Construction News – September 9, 2019

Toronto’s Housing Now program to convert parking lots to affordable housing draws criticism from advocates for more and less density Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Toronto’s decision to turn two Scarborough Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) parking lots into affordable housing has, not surprisingly caused some less-than-enthusiastic reaction. Parking lot users and neighbours […]

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Sep 11
2019

Updated MOL Information Session Calendar

Are you interested in learning more about the Employment Standards Act? There are three new sessions that have been added to the MOL Information Session calendar: Live Stream: MOL 101 Overview – September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Webinar: Vacation Time and Pay Webinar – October 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (registration limit of 95 participants) […]

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Sep 11
2019

Canada Escapes Provisional Duties to the U.S

On September 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the findings of the preliminary anti-dumping (AD) investigation that was petitioned by the AISC on imported fabricated structural steel (FSS) from Canada. We are pleased that their assessment of Canadian companies found little to no evidence of dumping into the U.S., indicating that our […]

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Sep 11
2019

2019 September MOL Report

From the Ministry of Labour Construction Health and Safety Program Report for the Labour-Management Network, September 2019 Reporting Month Statistics Reporting Month Fatalities Critical Injuries Total June 1-30, 2019 2 31 33 June 1-30, 2018 3 22 25 Reporting Month Fatalities Critical Injuries Total July 1-31, 2019 0 22 22 July 1-31, 2018 3 32 […]

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Sep 11
2019

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor | OHS Inspections vs Investigations: Understanding Employer Rights

OHS & Workers’ Compensation Advisor OHS Inspections vs Investigations: Understanding Employer Rights September 4, 2019 OHS legislation across Canada provides OHS regulators with very broad powers to exercise when inspecting a workplace. A key limit on those powers arises where the regulator has moved from inspecting the workplace to investigating an OHS offence. This article […]

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Sep 11
2019

ICI Collective Bargaining Bulletin

September 3, 2019 The OCS is committed to providing information to our labour and management stakeholders to ensure all parties are aware of current bargaining progress and settlements as they occur. This is the 8th edition of our ICI Collective Bargaining Bulletin based on information received by the OCS as of the end of day August […]

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Sep 11
2019

August 2019 2-Minute News from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association

2-Minute News IHSA Safety Talk: Safety at Home IHSA’s 2018 Annual Report now available Product spotlight: Keep Your Promise: Struck-by Poster (P125) MOL to partner with IHSA for focus on musculoskeletal disorders and respiratory hazards Simplifying WSIB clearance IHSA Safety Talk: Safety at Home The purpose of delivering safety talks and providing health and safety training is […]

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Sep 11
2019

United States: Workplace Drug And Alcohol Testing In Canada: A Primer For Manufacturing Employers

Mondaq Business Briefing Publish Date: Sep 02, 2019 07:00 In the manufacturing industry, a workplace drug and alcohol policy can be a key feature of an employer’s health and safety program. Many manufacturers rely on testing to detect and deter employee impairment that might otherwise lead to accidents and injuries. Under Canadian health and safety laws, […]

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