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The DIRT Report is compiled annually by the ORCGA Reporting and Evaluation Committee based on submitted data from the previous year. The report provides analysis of root causes of damages and makes helpful recommendations to the industry about areas where safety can be improved.
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Private sector industrial, commercial and institutional projects will be affected, while public sector infrastructure work and some residential construction will be allowed to continue.
The safety of our DPT students, instructors and staff is the number one priority for the ORCGA.
As of April 1, 2020, all DPT Training has been suspended, due to public health concerns linked to COVID-19.
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Member News
It is with regret that the ORCGA has decided to cancel the 2020 Golf Tournament that was to be held at Rattlesnake Point in Milton on June 17, 2020, due to public health concerns linked to COVID-19.
Source: ConstructConnect
A case study on the construction of the Caledonia station, part of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project in Toronto, was presented at a recent symposium to illustrate the challenges with excess soil and potential solutions.
Source: Cross Bore Safety Association
The Cross Bore Safety Association, with help of many organizations and individuals, has completed the Leading Practices for Cross Bore Risk Reduction.
Source: Global News
The funding comes from Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) which supports small rural and northern communities under a population of 100,000.
Source: Hamilton News
Over the next five years, Bell Canada will install fibre network connections to more than 200,000 homes and business locations throughout Hamilton, including business parks, commercial areas, and within urban and rural areas.

Source: Job Talks Construction
Randy trained as a Labourer and was later promoted to Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Operator. Inside the TBM is a "brain" called a Human-Machine Interface that Randy programs to help him and his team create tunnels for subways, sewers, mines, and more.
Source: Orangeville
Orangeville will receive slightly less in provincial infrastructure funding than it did last year, with the rest of Dufferin County splitting the remaining $1.3 million.
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Source: Standard-Freeholder
The 2020 projects program reflects continued efforts to improve the road network throughout the city, integrated with the overall strategy for linear infrastructure improvements.
Source: The Intelligencer
The Ontario government will spend $8.5 million to address infrastructure needs in three municipalities in the Bay of Quinte in 2020, said officials.
Source: The Sudbury Star
Del Duca has unveiled a strategy for the region, called the Ontario North Action Plan, with promises to four-lane Highway 17.
Source: Utilities Kingston
The utility industry across Ontario is increasing the life span of a locate from 30 to 60 days. Utilities Kingston is making this change in order to be consistent with other utilities.
Source: WSIB Ontario
Businesses can achieve health and safety accreditation and employer recognition from the MLTSD and may receive financial incentives from the WSIB by completing the Supporting Ontario's Safe Employers (SOSE) program.
In these unprecedented times, The ORCGA is committed to providing up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the virus's impact on our industry. For more information about the virus and important information from the government, we urge you to regularly check these resources as the situation surrounding COVID19 is rapidly evolving.

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The Tolerance Zone is the official email newsletter of the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance. This newsletter designed to share Damage Prevention and Dig Safe info, ORCGA news, events, announcements and member-generated content.
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If you are looking to make contributions to the damage prevention industry through best practices, reporting and evaluation, or events and communication, the ORCGA committees are looking for your input.

Events and Communication Committee meeting: April 16, 2020

Reporting and Evaluation Committee meeting: TBC

Best Practices Committee meeting: TBC

Contact Jennifer by email or call 905.328.7063.