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.

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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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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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Posted:
Jun 8
2014

IMPACT Update – Safety and Healthy

The Safety and Health Department implemented numerous initiatives and held the following meetings to ensure the safety of ironworker and contractor members: Safety Conference at Local 401 – At the request of the Steel Erectors Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity, I provided a presentation on the “Deadly Dozen” hazards to more than 100 people in two […]

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Jun 8
2014

Ontario Public Affairs Update – Ontario Election, Week 4

Since our last update, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has issued her party’s platform for this campaign, which is summarized below in an updated table of the campaign commitments of the three main political parties.     In this Update: Tracking 2014 Ontario Election Construction-Related Commitments OCS Election Toolkit: Responses from campaigns Election Resources on the […]

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Jun 3
2014

CONTRACTOR COURSES – July 14-17, 2014 Ann Arbor, Michigan

IMPACT is once again offering Live Contractor Courses, July 14 –17, at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich. What’s the bottom line?  IMPACT Contractor Courses help our contractors sharpen leadership skills,  increase profits and grow their businesses.  And more work for our contractors means more work for our members. These courses are being offered to all Iron Worker […]

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Posted:
May 26
2014

30TH ANNUAL IRONWORKER INSTRUCTORS TRAINING PROGRAM-NEW COURSES

Registration must be completed and returned to the National Training Fund office no later than June 1, 2014. For more information go to www.ironworkers.org. Click on “Training” and then the link for the annual instructor training program. Courses Available include: Advanced Layout and Total Station Training (SDC19) Prerequisites: This course is by invitation only, if interested contact Ray […]

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Posted:
May 26
2014

Ontario Public Affairs Update – Ontario Election

In just a few weeks, Ontarians will know the results of the June 12th provincial election. Current polling predicts a strong minority government led by PC Leader Tim Hudak, but recent experience in other provincial elections has shown how difficult it can be to predict general election results, even the day before Election Day. Public opinion often […]

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Apr 29
2014

New Working at Heights Training Standard – from IHSA

The Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer hasestablished a new training standard in Ontario forworking at heights. IHSA has embarked on an awareness campaign to ensure that our members know about the standard and that IHSA’sWorking at Heights program meets its requirements.  Training Schedule IHSA has added additional training courses for Working at Heights-Fundamentals of Fall Prevention and Working […]

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