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 21
2014

Newsworthy Notes – Infrastructure Ontario Projects

Infrastructure Ontario Project Update – April 16th, 2014  Infrastructure Ontario (IO) recently released their Spring 2014 Market Update.  In it, they provided a detailed account of upcoming IO projects as well as other important items. We estimate that the value of IO’s upcoming projects is at least $17.3 billion, though the true value is likely much higher as there are […]

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Posted:
Apr 18
2014

Inspection Advisory – SNAPHOOKS

Fall Protection Products with Yoke Snaphooks – A Message from MSA. Dear MSA Fall Protection Customer, We are issuing this Inspection Advisory to you, and apologize for any inconvenience that it may cause.  Yoke Industrial Corporation, the manufacturer of snaphooks used on many fall protection products industry wide, including MSA’s, recently notified MSA of an issue involving the […]

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Posted:
Apr 14
2014

Steel Bridges – Design, Fabrication, Construction May 27 & 28, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario

This 2-Day course covers the design, fabrication and construction of steel bridges based on CAN/CSA-S6-06, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code along with S6S1-10, Supplement #1 and S6S2-11, Supplement #2. The course is intended to provide understanding on design theory and the rationale behind Code provisions as well as the application of specifi c Code formulae […]

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Posted:
Apr 13
2014

Fourth Annual Women Building California and the Nation Conference

The Fourth Annual Women Building California and the Nation Conference, co-sponsored by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and the State Building and Construction Trades of California will be held during the weekend of April 25 – 27, 2014, in Sacramento, CA.  Every year this conference has grown in importance. International Association of Iron […]

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Posted:
Apr 11
2014

Comments Regarding Millwright Application for Classification Review

I am sending you this comment as the representative of the Ontario Erectors Association (OEA).  The OEA is a not for profit organization that represents more than 250 member companies in Ontario that fabricate and erect structural steel, glazing and curtain wall products throughout the province.  Many of our member companies work in other jurisdictions […]

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Posted:
Apr 11
2014

Upcoming Free Webinars from the Office of the Employer Advisor

In the event you may be interested, I thought that I would forward this information along: Ever thought about appealing a decision made by the WSIB? Prepare yourself, and find out how to get a successful outcome, by attending this webinar. Date: April 16, 2014 |  Time: 12 pm ET Duration: 1 hour  |  | Location: Online | Cost: Free Have you wanted to […]

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Posted:
Apr 11
2014

Entry Level Training

We received an update from Cordelia Clarke-Julien at the Provincial meeting yesterday on Mandatory Entry Level Training for Construction as follows: A working group is now being convened and will consist of approximately 25 people. (WG membership will cover the ICI, residential construction, heavy industrial and civil engineering sectors and will reflect both labour and […]

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Posted:
Apr 11
2014

Recognition for a SAFE JOB in IRONWORKER MAGAZINE

Steve Rank, Executive Director of Safety & Health, Ironworkers International is looking for Canadian content for the Safety Edition of Ironworker Magazine that will be published this summer. If you are a Contractor or know of an Ironworker Contractor that deserves recognition for a SAFE JOB please feel free to have them featured in Ironworker […]

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Posted:
Mar 31
2014

Tie-Off Violation Gets Employee Fired For Cause

For more information, visit our Occupational Health & Safety Law blog at www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com   Read original article here:    Mondaq Business Briefing Canada: Zero-Tolerance Safety Absolute Upheld: One Tie-Off Violation Gets Employee Fired For Cause Adrian Miedema   Zero-tolerance safety rules, often called “Life Saving Rules”, “Cardinal Safety Rules” or “Safety Absolutes”, are becoming more common […]

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