Dan Padden of Construction Safety Solutions recently sent us a link to CTV News Kitchener for an enlightening story about his mother (among other ladies of a certain age) and how they are getting on these days. Enjoy! (Click the headline to view)
OGCA staff, instead of exchanging gifts, brought in several
unwrapped toys and presented them to Tom Brown of CTV’s Toy Mountain drive.
Wademan of OGCA dropped the gifts off to Tom Brown at Chinguacousy Park on
Friday, December 16.
OGCA offices will be closed from noon on Friday, December 23, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
OGCA staff has also made a donation to the London & MIddlesex United Way.
We hope you and your staff and your families enjoy the holidays, and stay safe!
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The League of Champions and MySafeWork wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.
As we race
through our days towards the holidays, smartphones in hand, it's important to
look up on occasion and take time to appreciate our many blessings and all
those who give meaning to our lives.
spirit, we would like to thank all of you for your continued support of The
League of Champions & MySafeWork. Your leadership in making workplaces
safer and ensuring that every worker returns home safe and healthy, has extra
special meaning at this time of year.
League & the MySafeWork family to yours, best wishes for a happy, healthy
and SAFE holiday season with family, friends and loved ones.
In case you've missed any earlier reports form Frank Zechner, please feel free to check out the reports posted on the OGCA website. Simply click the headline to be taken to our website.
Pinchin offers complimentary breakfast sessions as well as full courses. Simply click on the headline to visit their website.
OGCA is pleased
to welcome our latest members:
General Contracting – Newmarket
Group Inc. – North Bay
Construction Services – North Bay
Man-Shield (NWO) Construction Inc. – North Bay
It was during the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance
and OGCA Road Trip to Northern Ontario that three of the firms decided to join.
In fact, two of the firms were members in the past and have decided to re-join
OGCA. Welcome back!
Perhaps the upcoming 2017 Road Trip with the ORCGA in
Sudbury (February 7), Sault Ste Marie (February 8), Winsor (February 14),
Sarnia (February 15) or Barrie (February 22) will draw more members from those
Toronto, ON (December 8, 2016) – On November 24, 2016 PCL
Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) held an appreciation barbeque to thank
workers for their commitment to safety and
their efforts on the Milton District Hospital project.
With over 600 workers laboring over a 330,000 square foot floor
plate, the project recently reached an impressive safety milestone with an
excess of 700,000 hours worked without a lost time injury.
"Thank you to everyone who joined us to recognize the efforts of
our valued trade partners," said PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto)
district manager Kelly Wallace. "By working as partners, and not just
individual companies, we fully believe that together we will achieve our
industry’s vision of ensuring that everyone returns home safely, every day."
The Milton District Hospital expansion is being built to meet the
increasing care needs of Canada’s fastest growing community, accommodating new
technologies that are changing the way hospital care is delivered. The
expansion will provide Milton residents with improved access to the hospital
services they need, close to home.
The building’s diagnostic treatment and inpatient unit blocks both
topped off earlier this year and the structure is watertight. With main power
to the building achieved two months ago and commissioning well under way, the
project is steadily moving towards a substantial completion date of April 28,
Halton Healthcare anticipates to officially open the expansion for
patient care in Fall 2017.
For more information on the Milton District Hospital expansion
The OGCA Board of Directors, in January 2016, received and approved our
three year Strategic Plan.
A major component of that plan was to address the inconsistencies
between our Affinity Program, Strategic Partners and sponsors.
A task force was struck which met with representatives from these
groups. After a great deal of discussion, it was determined that the APP best
met the needs of our supporters and OGCA. We are pleased to invite appropriate companies to
become members of the APP.
An interim Board and Chair of the APP
has been put in place with an open election to take place at OGCA’s next AGM in
Toronto in 2017.
If you have any questions or wish further information, please contact Clive Thurston or Mary Wademan at the OGCA offices.
On February 1, 2017, Public Services and Procurement
Canada (PSPC) will launch the new mandatory electronic fingerprint requirement.
Learn how this will change the personnel security screening process for those
required to work on Government of Canada contracts. Click on the headline to read the full information.
Annual SAWO Consultations will be taking place in January 2017.
attached invitation letter from Peter Augruso, Assistant Deputy Minister,
Ministry of Labour, Operations Division. Click here.
If you are
interested in attending any of the consultations please register using the RSVP
link(s) provided in the attached letter beside the appropriate consultation
forward to engaging with you to advance the goal of creating safer workplaces
SAWO Consultations Coordination Team
When you become a member of the Ontario General Contractors Association, you are also considered to be an integrated member of the Canadian Construction Association.
We're not sure if you get their newsletter, so in future, we will be adding their newsletter link to our newsletter.
Please feel free to peruse at your convenience. Click on the headline to access it.