Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: health and safety

Bentall IV workers memorialized as construction industry deaths continue

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On Jan. 7, 1981, four construction workers left home to go to work. They would never come back to their families. Carpenters Gunther Couvreux, Brian...

Tower crane best practices guide released by residential builders and industry...

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The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and its industry partners have released a comprehensive best practices guide as part of their ongoing commitment to continuous improvement....

Gordie Howe bridge project wins IHSA health and safety award

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At its annual general meeting, the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) honoured the Gordie Howe International Bridge project with its John M. Beck...

PCL and Pomerleau collaborate on digital transformation of job sites

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PCL and Pomerleau Construction are setting aside competition and leveraging innovation to collaboratively influence the construction industry. Along with Latium, Intel and Microsoft, they...

Lower premiums will allow employers to invest more in health and...

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The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) is pleased that the province is reducing WSIB premiums as it will enable construction employers to put the...

SK pilots automatic flagging device on provincial highways

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A new made-in-Saskatchewan device is helping protect some of the highest-risk workers on highway construction sites. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways has initiated a new...

Builders’ group launches campaign to prevent opioid deaths among workers

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As drug overdose deaths have climbed dramatically in Ontario, the construction industry workforce is being impacted more than any other sector of the economy. A...

CCA updates “COVID-19 Standardized Protocols”

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The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced it has updated its COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites to underline the urgency around following health guidelines...

OCS releases Coronavirus Contractors Survey

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The Coronavirus Contractors Survey: Impacts and Actions is released as an independent study conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Between April 22 and...

Ontario allowing some construction to run 24 hours

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In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Ontario is extending construction hours for essential construction projects, like critical projects in the health care sector,...