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As a great philosopher once said, it appears to be "Deja-vu all over again." So it is not surprising that we in this industry seem to continue to replay yesterday’s issues, causes and themes. When we were researching the history of the OGCA for our 75th Anniversary, it was interesting that Board Agenda’s and minutes from each decade had the same key issues.
This year’s Leadership Conference again had a focus on the COR program and the progress it has made in establishing itself as the standard of excellence in construction health and safety. The Ministry of Labour is now preparing to develop its accreditation standard and it is looking first at COR. Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn is an enthusiastic supporter of the program. Introduction Video Minister Flynn speaks to COR Minister Flynn answers Question One Minister Flynn Answers Question Two
OGCA President Clive Thurston and G-R Director David Frame recently attended at Mohawk College to give the students some information about MySafeWork and Rob Ellis. The presentation was captured on video and shows just how passionate we are about safety!
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OGCA is seeking four enthusiastic individuals in senior management positions to fill openings on the OGCA Board of Directors. We are pursuing particularly those members who are in Membership Fee Category 1 and Category 2. If you are interested in becoming a part of your association’s Board of Directors, please forward your name and company to Mary Wademan (mary@ogca.ca). If approved by the Executive Committee, your nomination will be approved by the membership at the Annual General Meeting in Washington, D.C., in September 2016.
Toronto, ON (February 22, 2016) – In a feat of engineering that has dramatically transformed the skyline surrounding the City of Toronto’s historic Exhibition Place grounds, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) raised the roof on BMO Field’s south concourse the morning of February 21, 2016. "A critical lift such as the one we performed to raise the roof on BMO Field is an orchestration of precision and patience to ensure that every element goes exactly as planned," says PCL Toronto senior project manager Neil Barrows. "We have been methodically planning for this moment for over two years in coordination with our partners to ensure it’s done right for the safety of all workers and the enjoyment of fans."