Ontario General Contractors Association

In a recent interchange, I was asked what safety meant to the OGCA and to the ICI sector. The individual asking was rather flippant about the interchange and expected me to give the standard fare as a retort. Instead of providing them with the requisite soundbites they were seeking, I took them on a journey to demonstrate what safety means to OGCA members.

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Despite meeting the challenges of keeping workers safe, the increased risk of exposure on larger sites, the threat of COVID-19 variants, and workers' ability to be vaccinated on-site make the construction primed for early vaccine adoption. Most recently, the Ontario Government announced that on May 11, at 8 a.m., individuals with at-risk health conditions and Group 2 of workers who cannot work from home, including construction, will be eligible to book a vaccine. 

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There is a new opportunity for the construction to address our skills gap. Minister of Labour, training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton has introduced the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act. When it passes, it will replace the failed Ontario College of Trades with a new approach that focuses on reducing barriers and streamlining the process to access training and enter the trades.

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With COVID-19 cases escalating across the country, newer and deadlier variants of concern threatening wider age groups, and a slow rollout of vaccines, it is essential to remain vigilant and follow worksite health and safety protocols as well as public health measures.

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On Thursday, May 6, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, introduced Bill 288: Building Opportunities in Skilled Trades Act to make the province’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system more efficient, accessible and easier to navigate.

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