As we start a New Year, we look forward to
building on many of the initiatives that OGCA has started over the past few
Key to the successful outcome of these
endeavours is our continued partnership with other associations through the
CDAO and the CEC, among others. There is much to be done at the Municipal,
Provincial and Federal levels, and OGCA, working with our partners, is
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The League of
Champion’s is excited to announce its first college to sign on as a Patron.
Welcome George Brown College!
George Brown College
believes in changing the safety culture among their students and they
anticipate that many will be taking the pledge in their commitment at its
upcoming event. As educational leaders, they have the unique opportunity to
inspire and influence such knowledge into your future workforce.
outstanding is that these students already understand and are incorporating
safety within their culture and want to continue to protect themselves and
those around them. The League is so proud to have George Brown College
demonstrating their leadership as many of our Patrons continue to
College would like to extend an invitation to all Champions to participate in
their upcoming safety event. The
Event will be held
on February 8, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Casa Loma Campus. For those interested in attending, please contact Lyndsy Miceli
at email@example.com for more details.
No matter how much we try to enforce safety on the worksite, there are still those who just don't get it. While these photos may be staged, they show the same types of incidents that you may see every day! Remember to stay safe, and make sure everyone gets home safely every day.
The Ministry of Labour has issued the following clarification on the
definition of Critical Injury, Regulation 834.
A critical injury must be reported under section 51 of the Occupational
Health and Safety Act if there is a connection between the hazard that gave
rise to the injury and worker health and safety.
The new definition focuses on fractures and amputations and their
reporting under this regulation.
See the following update issued by the OEA.
Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli has released an update on the progress of
Ontario’s infrastructure investments. [Click
here to view online.]
Infrastructure Update highlights how the province’s investments are building
Ontario up, with projects including schools, child care spaces, hospitals and
also introduced a new online infrastructure tracking tool that will help the
public explore and understand the wide variety and depth of investment
underway: $160 billion over 12 years. [Click here to see our new
development of Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan (scheduled to be tabled
in the fall of 2017), the Province will ensure that Ontario remains competitive,
resulting in strong communities and improved quality of life.
The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold
Seal manager certification program is expanding for 2017, adding the
Construction Foreman designation amidst an overall modernizatIon of the program.
Click here for the article in the Daily Commercial News.
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) governs workers' compensation in Ontario. This course introduces the provincial legislation, reviews the basics of accident reporting, managing workers' compensation claims and reducing accident costs to participants. The course reviews how claim decisions are made and the appeals process. Tribunal decisions will be reviewed and discussed in class. Click the headline to register.
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.
wishing to sponsor this event, please contact Lyndsy Miceli at firstname.lastname@example.org or, Mary Wademan at email@example.com
Event to be held at the following time, date, and
Saturday, 25 February 2017 at 5:30 PM
Bingemans Conference Centre - Marshall Hall
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7
Please join us for an evening of memories and networking with the grads of
Architecture Construction Engineering Technology from the past 50 years!
Cocktails and Networking - 5:30 pm
Dinner - 7:00 pm
Entertainment (Amplified Midlife Crisis) - 9:00 pm
Please forward any pictures of classmates and facility
from field trips and program functions to
Glen Good at firstname.lastname@example.org OR, Jim Gerrard at email@example.com
The Spring/Summer issue of the Generals Magazine will feature several Member Milestones, as well as articles on changes to the fundraising laws, safety beyond due diligence, Bill 70 amendments to OCOT and an article by the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance.
OGCA will be holding an information session with Paul Casey of IHSA in Sault Ste Marie on February 6. For information, please call Judy at the OGCA Office.
OGCA also continues to hold joint sessions with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance on February 7 in Sudbury, February 14 in Windsor, February 15 in Sarnia and February 22 in Barrie. Be sure to contact Judy at OGCA for information. Hope to see you all there!