CBC's METRO MORNING Podcast:
"The Costs and Necessity of Gravel"
"Gravel is a gift from the Ice Age - it turns out, though, there's only so much of it. Toronto no longer has a single gravel pit to call its own and, as the city continues to grow, gravel operators move further afield to supply the city's building boom. ..."
<to listen to the entire podcast, please click here>
Amending O. Reg. 413/05
Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly Vehicles
Rock Talk Goes Digital!
OSSGA's industry newsletter, Rock Talk, is now available to OSSGA members online under Seminar Presentations (please scroll down to bottom of page).
To retrieve your company password, please contact Eva Da Silva. For comments/questions pertaining to Rock Talk, please contact Marta Blocki.
Detroit Diesel - Safety Recall 10C3
OSSGA has received a notice from Detroit Diesel regarding a defect in certain certified Series EPA07 and EPA10 HDEP engines. To read more, please click here.
MINISTRY OF LABOUR UPDATE:
Safe At Work Ontario Today/New Interactive Web Tools
The November issue of Safe at Work Ontario TODAY is now available online in html and PDF formats. The links are posted below and it is available in both English and French.
Also, MOL has launched four new Health and Safety Tools to help educate employers and employees on preventing slips, trips and falls at the workplace.
OSSGA: OMB TAKES STEP BACKWARD WITH DECISION ON ROCKFORT HEARING
The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is both surprised and disappointed with the recent Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) decision regarding James Dick Construction Limited’s Rockfort Quarry application. <Read more>
ATTENTION: ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (ESA) AGREEMENT HOLDERS
If your company has entered into one of the 94 agreements signed in June 2010 regarding endangered species on your licenced or permitted sites, please click here (OSSGA members only) to access a letter OSSGA received from the Ministry of Natural Resources regarding ongoing ESA training.
For more information, please contact OSSGA President Moreen Miller.
COCA - Construction Newsletter Now Available for OSSGA Members!
COCA newsletters can now be downloaded by OSSGA members in the Members Only section of the OSSGA website under Industry Issues, or click here. To retain your company password, please contact Eva Da Silva.
Free info sessions on OHSAS 18001 implementation
Want to improve your health and safety management system? Want an edge on your competitors? The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association wants to help you. Join us for a free session to learn how to implement OHSAS 18001 in your company. OHSAS 18001 is the internationally recognized assessment standard for occupational health and safety management systems. It can help you develop a safer workplace and take the next step for injury and illness prevention. For more information on the free info sessions, click here.
Health & Safety News
Hazards leading to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) will be the focus of a two-month enforcement blitz at provincially-regulated construction, industrial, health care and mining workplaces this fall. ...
<OSSGA members read more>
Ontario will focus on hazards involving musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) during a two-month workplace safety blitz starting September 15, 2010. ...
<OSSGA members read more>
OSSGA Delivers More Industry Updates to Members
In addition to the weekly Queen's Park bulletins (now under Members Only - Industry Issues), OSSGA will also be posting regular health and safety updates for members only - "The IHSA Construction Industry Health & Safety News" and "Safe at Work Ontario" (under Members Only - Safety Initiatives).
To obtain your company-assigned password, please contact Eva Da Silva, or call (905) 507-0711 ext. 0.