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Happy New Year! The League of Champions is excited to begin 2017 by announcing its very first Patron of the New Year. Welcome aboard - the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).
and his daughter Jessica DiSabatino, are being recognized for their accomplishment
in advocating Workplace Safety.
their tireless and selfless work, Rob and Jessica have crossed Canada spreading
the message to thousands of students, employees, and leaders, making a
difference every day to ensure the safety of our future generations.
OGCA is very
proud to announce that both Rob and Jessica will be awarded the Canada’s
Governor Caring Canadian Award.
to them both as they continue to make a remarkable an impact in the
by DCN NEWS
SERVICES January 3, 2017
TORONTO — It’s a new
year and that means new regulations for the construction industry in Ontario.
According to a release issued by the Office of the Premier Dec.
20, amendments to the Construction Projects Regulation under the Occupational
Health and Safety Act (OHSA) establish new or enhanced requirements for
suspended access equipment, including:
notifying the Ministry of Labour
before putting equipment into service for the first time at a project;
• creating roof- and site-specific work plans;
• training workers who may use or inspect this
• design, operational, technical and
engineering requirements; and
• inspecting, testing and maintaining
under the OHSA strengthen safety requirements for workers in the mining sector
by establishing new or enhanced requirements for conducting risk assessments,
record keeping of seismic events, such as rock bursts, and developing water and
traffic management programs, adds the release.
Effective January 1, 2017, the law for political fundraising was drastically overhauled in Ontario.
Contractors, construction unions and
associations have all been major donors to the political parties and now these
donations are no longer legal. Only personal donations of reduced maximums will be
This is an important change that you
should be aware of if you have contributed to political system. The briefing from The Capital Hill Group provides a complete overview of
Bill-2. Click the headline to read the full overview.
If you, or someone you know, has demonstrated
exceptional service in health and safety by their actions, contribution to the
industry, or in a manner considered worthy of recognition, please submit your
Visit OGCA’s website under About Us. Go to
Association Awards and click the online nominations application.
The deadline for submissions is Friday January 21, 2017. The winner will be
selected and announced at the annual Leadership Day which will be held on March
OGCA will be co-hosting the 2017 Leadership Day with its partner Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) on March 3, 2017 which will be held at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI), 3110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga.
A list of presenters will be available later this month that will include OGCA Chairman Frank Perricone, and Health and Safety advocate Rob Ellis, among others.
It is a great opportunity for you and your staff to stay on top of what is new in construction health and safety and be inspired to do better. A registration package will be sent shortly.
Those wishing to sponsor this event, please contact Lyndsy Miceli at email@example.com or Mary Wademan at firstname.lastname@example.org
- IHSA Safety Talk: Variable reach lift
truck hand signals
- Product spotlight: Health
and Safety Guide: Masonry, Tile, Terrazzo, and Allied Trades(B013)
- MOL releases revised
- Need safety training
in 2017? IHSA can help!
- IHSA and WSPS host
provides new videos to assist with working at heights training
All League of Champions and OGCA members
are invited to register for the 2017 EllisDon/Threads of Life Charity Hockey
EllisDon is looking for teams to register no later than April 1, 2017 for this two day hockey tournament, which is
being held at The Sports Village, 2600 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario on
Friday, May 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bring your family and friends to cheer your
teams on. Don’t forget to bring your little ones along too as there will be a
family skate on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
For information on how you can register for
this worthy cause, please contact Dan Fleming at 416-616-0252 or email at email@example.com or contact Lyndsy Miceli at firstname.lastname@example.org
is pleased to partner with the ORCGA appearing next in Sudbury, Sault Ste
Marie, Windsor, Sarnia and Barrie. David Frame and Clive Thurston will address
the audiences on several topics including Tender Procurement issues, the Lien
Act Review, CoR, WSIB and the League of Champions.
for the sessions are as follows:
February 6 – Sault Ste Marie – in partnership with IHSA
7 – Sudbury
14 – Windsor
15 – Sarnia
22 – Barrie
more information shortly and plan to attend these free information events.
The 10th Construction Symposium is almost here
and registrations are starting to pour in. Remember to go to the OGCA website
at www.ogca.ca. Click on the Store and then Events, and you can register and pay for your
attendance by credit card. Then simply click on the registration form, download
it and send it in. We’ll match the payment with the registration form and you’ll
be all set!
You can then download the app "OGCA Construction
Symposium" on Attendify (see article above) and find out which sessions you’d most like to attend.
Speakers and sponsors are also featured in the app.
We’ll still be sending out the session check off sheet so
we can find out which meals and sessions you plan to attend, and that will be
coming out shortly. Remember that the early bird deadline is January 31, so
has worked with the construction industry to develop a Construction Action Plan
for workplace health and safety.
following regional meetings have been scheduled to roll out the plan.
18, 11am – London
Aberdeen Dr., London, ON N5V 4S4
21, 10am– Sudbury
St, Sudbury ON P3E 1C8
26, 10:45am – Ottawa
Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON
8 11am – Hamilton
St N, Hamilton ON L8L 1H1
8, 11am – Thunder Bay
Arthur St W, Thunder Bay ON P7E 5R5
is an electronic newsletter published each week by theCanadian
Construction Association. It
contains relevant articles and information for CCA members and those involved
in the construction industry. Click the headline to reach the
If you're interested, click the headline for a copy of the Construction Association of Thunder Bay's magazine. Interesting articles and a listing of members as well!