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Ontario Pipe Trades Council
The United Association (UA) has been training qualified piping professionals for over 150 years. With 17 state-of-the-art training centres, we train: Steam/Pipefitters, Gasfitters, Sprinkler fitters, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanics, Plumbers, Instrumentation Mechanics and Welders. Stay ahead of the curve, and stay on time and on budget with our superior piping skills.
The League of Champions is quickly becoming the place to be if you want to show your commitment to Safety. Along with membership in the League, all members receive a Jersey of Courage personalized with their company logo and a name of their choosing on the back. If you want to join this prestigious group, please visit the website at www.theleagueofchampions.com Newest members are Gillam Group and Harris Rebar. Click Learn More to see the full list of members. League of Champions also welcomes Patron members Toronto Construction Association and Grand Valley Construction Association.
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We know that your business is extremely concerned about being safe, but what about your information, your computers or your network? If your organization has an IT person or department/company, one of the many responsibilities they have is to protect your businesses computers and network from viruses and malware.
OGCA has recommended that the Ministry of Labour not proceed with the MOL’s proposal for Construction Health and Safety Awareness Training (CHSAT).
OGCA members achieved important improvements in lost time injuries (LTIs) in 2015 as reported by the WSIB. The ten-year trend has been spectacular with the member’s frequency improving by 310% in reducing our rate to .26.
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Member News
One of OGCA's biggest supporters was Tom Hall. Many of you who attended conferences in the past will remember Tom and his wife Vera. Tom passed away in Orillia this past weekend. We are sure he will be missed by all who knew him.
OGCA is pleased to welcome Lyndsy Miceli - Programs Coordinator and Members Services. Lyndsy comes with a lot of experience with associations and is looking forward to meeting all of our members. You can reach her at lyndsy@ogca.ca One of Lyndsy's first priorities will be the League of Champions. For more information on joining the League, please visit www.theleagueofchampions.com
Starting in October OGCA President Clive Thurston and OGCA Government Relations and Communication Director David Frame begin a series of presentations across the Province.
An old scam has once again surfaced. Members are aware of past warnings that OGCA has issued about a potential developer or owner wanting to hire a firm to build a building in their area.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a discussion Report called the Changing Workplace Review. It considers numerous changes to the Labour Relations Act and the Employment Standards Act to "increase worker protection" under these provisions. The Ministry will be accepting comments until October 15, 2016.
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Rapicon Inc.
Rapicon has 50 Years of Potain Tower Crane Rental & Sales Experience throughout Canada; and operates a large fleet of a variety of tower cranes to choose from to meet all of your project’s needs. Please contact Rapicon today, and a skilled sales representative will be happy to discuss your project’s requirements.
Education & Events
This year's Ontario Builders Awards will be presented during the 10th Construction Symposium, April 6 - 8, 2017 at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood.
Calendar of Events
April 6, 7, 8, 2017 at Blue Mountain Resort. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see, email them now to mary@ogca.ca as we are putting together the program. Andrew Younghusband, host of Canada's Worst Drive and Canada's Worst Handyman will be emceeing the Ontario Builder Awards on Friday night. Watch for your registration forms coming soon.