News

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.

Posted:
Apr 2
2020

Update information regarding Canadian Welding Bureau:

At this time, CWB continues to deliver auditing and testing services to our clients who have been designated as essential workplaces or as requested in jurisdictions with no restrictions, except where government travel restrictions prevent us from doing so. We recognize that some clients have imposed visitor restrictions for their facilities, and the CWB will […]

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Posted:
Apr 2
2020

SAFE Return to Work & other matters – Mattamy Homes

Last week Mattamy Homes decided to shut down all their construction sites.  This week they have decided to open them up again and re-mobilize.  The Province’s Chief Prevention Officer has provided COCA with their re-mobilization documents thinking that they may be helpful to contractors who are in similar situations. The documents are available here: Low […]

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Posted:
Apr 1
2020

Online Training Resources from IMPACT and the Iron Workers

No Cost Online Training:   How to Lead Through the CIV-19 Crisis and Its Aftermath: Crucial Skills for Crucial Times (by VitalSmarts): https://go.vitalsmarts.com/Event-WC-03312020-COVID19-Series_100.Registration.html?from=homepage   Dale Carnegie’s Handling Stress and Supporting Resilience in Times of Crisis:https://www.dalecarnegie.com/en/resources/webinar-handling-stress-and-supporting-resilience-in-times-of-crisis   Construction in Crisis: A CURT Response:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdI2fjn3MAV5Q_Ja6b9yICuzvgSTzCkNPVNaJJsnSGiwhCNlA/viewform   DuoLingo: https://www.duolingo.com/. [If you’ve ever aspired to learn a second language, DuoLingo is a […]

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Posted:
Apr 1
2020

COCA – COVID-19 Special Issue

This is a special edition of What’s New, devoted to workplace issues related to COVID-19 to help keep you safe and informed Government of Ontario protecting jobs during COVID-19 outbreak The Ontario Legislature passed the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020 last week. The legislation provides job-protected leave to employees in isolation or quarantine […]

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Posted:
Apr 1
2020

Trudeau says businesses, non-profits, charities all eligible for wage subsidy

Excerpt from The Globe and Mail The federal government has vastly expanded the 75-per-cent wage subsidy for small businesses to include large companies as well as charities and non-profits to encourage them to keep workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his daily news conference Monday that the generous […]

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Posted:
Apr 1
2020

The MLTSD announced that WAH certification has been extended to four years from the current three years. 

WAH regulation amendment The provincial government has announced a regulation change regarding working at heights (WAH) training. Effective March 27, O. Reg. 297/13 is amended by O. Reg. 96/20 to temporarily extend the validity period of WAH training for workers who successfully completed an approved course between February 28, 2017 and August 31, 2017. The […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

CCA releases COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites

This message was sent to the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) board members, partner association chief operating officers and corporate members. View this email in your browser CCA RELEASES COVID-19 STANDARDIZED PROTOCOLS FOR ALL CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION SITES Today, CCA published the first version of the COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites. The purpose of these […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Government of Canada is making additional investments to support Canadian businesses from the economic impacts of COVID-19. These new investments provide support to financial institutions and allow them to quickly provide credit and liquidity options for a range of businesses. These measures are a part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, […]

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Posted:
Mar 30
2020

Invitation to Free Webinar | Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry 

COVID-19 and the Government of Ontario’s response to it has had a significant impact on the construction industry. Over the coming days and weeks, we expect project shutdowns, work refusals, unpaid accounts, insolvencies and claims. On-site, the health and safety of workers must be safeguarded, the willingness of workers and sub-trades to attend a site […]

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