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What Keeps Me Awake at Night?

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What are the things that keep me awake at night?

Oh, where do I begin? I’ve lost more sleep over COVID than I have over anything else – ever. My daughter got married a few days ago following a 2020 COVID-19 imposed cancellation, and yes, we found ourselves in the same spot again in 2021. Unlike the wedding and event industries, construction continues to demonstrate incredible leadership during these unprecedented times, and we, as an industry, continue to adjust our practices according to the rules that are laid out before us.

Given the recent restrictions on public gatherings, WSIB will be streaming a Day of Mourning ceremony on their website and YouTube channel, starting at 10:45 a.m. on April 28. Please add this to your calendar via the link below. This ceremony is open to everyone, and we encourage you to share the link. We encourage you to visit the WSIB Day of Mourning website for additional resources and share this information on social media.

Although construction is deemed essential, the current restrictions have greatly impacted Safety Week – May 3-10, 2021. Until very recently, the LOC had a full week of Safety Week visits scheduled with our members to celebrate team successes and reconfirm their commitment to working safely. Many of our champions have already shifted Safety Week activities to online platforms. Please know that although we are now required to postpone in-person events, we are actively rescheduling for future dates when we are allowed to meet in-person. To discuss Safety Week opportunities, email Judith Reda

One event that is moving forward is the 2021 Steps for Life - Threads of Life walk. In three short weeks on May 2, 2021, LOC staff will be individually completing the 5k walk while proudly wearing League of Champions jerseys. Stay tuned for our photos from this very important annual fundraising event in support of Threads for Life. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage everyone reading this to join us in supporting this national charity whose goal is to provide support to families who have lost a family member in a workplace tragedy or life altering injury. Safety is all of our responsibility! Let’s continue working together to improve safety awareness.


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