• Overview of the Auditor General of Ontario's Annual Report for 2014


    The Auditor General (AG) of Ontario, Bonnie Lysyk, has released her Annual Report for 2014. The AG publishes a report...

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  • WHMIS Moving to a Globally Harmonized System (GHS)


    Health Canada is changing the Federal WHMIS legislation to bring it in line with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)....

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  • The Authority of College of Trades Inspectors on Your Jobsites


    Since May of 2013, the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) have been very active on jobsites across the province, having...

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  • Proposed Changes to Pre-Trip, Annual, Semi-Annual, and SSC Inspections


    The MTO is proposing changes to the regulations that govern commercial motor vehicle inspections (CMVI) in the...

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  • MTO Proposal for Plating and Registering Road Building Equipment - Seeking Input


    The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is launching a review of the definition and exemptions presently applied to...

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  • $100 Million Rural Infrastructure Fund to focus on Road, Water, and Sewer Projects


    On August 18 at the AMO conference, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the renewal and roll-forward of the Ontario...

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  • WSIB Premium Rates Unchanged for 2015


    On August 21, the WSIB announced that premium rates for the construction industry in 2015 will not change; however the...

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  • Customizable Occupational Health and Safety Policy Manual for OSWCA Members


    The OSWCA, through the Young Executives Committee (YEC), has compiled the attached draft Health and Safety Program...

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  • Federal Apprenticeship Survey for Construction Contractors


    On June 30, the Federal Government’s new Apprentice Procurement Initiative went into effect for...

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  • Budget 2014 – An Overview and Analysis


    On July 14, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa, re-introduced the same provincial budget that...

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  • Falls From Heights Advisory for the Construction Sector


    MESSAGE FROM ONTARIO’s CHIEF PREVENTION OFFICER Falls from heights are major hazards for...

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  • Ontario Election 2014 - Outcomes and Moving Forward


    On Thursday evening the Liberal Party won a fourth-straight mandate in the Ontario general election, the first under...

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  • Ministry of Labour Safety Blitz


    REMINDER - On July 1, Mandatory Health and Safety Awareness Training will go into effect for workers and supervisors....

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  • Get out to Vote on June 12 & Help to Stop the Trades Tax


    It’s official - Ontario is going to the polls June 12 to elect a new provincial government. All...

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  • LockedClarification on the Repeal of the Fuel Tax Exemption for "Road Building Machines"


    In follow-up to the May 2nd, 2014 Member Bulletin Budget 2014 – An Overview and Analysis, OSWCA has...

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  • Ontario Election in June


    In a news conference this morning, provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath stated that her party will no longer support...

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  • Budget 2014 -An Overview and Analysis


    On May 1, the Wynne government published its second budget, after having previously developed an interim budget for...

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  • LockedWynne Announces New Transportation and Infrastructure Funds


    Moving Ontario Forward On April 14, 2014, Premier Wynne announced $29 billion in funding over the next ten years...

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  • Ministry of Labour Spring Safety Blitz of Excavation Hazards on Construction Worksites


    In May, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) will be performing a safety blitz of construction sites where excavation...

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  • Minister Kenney Slams Ontario's Plan for Compulsory Certification of Carpenters


    On Friday, the federal Employment and Social Development Minster Jason Kenney called on the Ontario Liberal government...

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  • Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration Hard Stop


    On March 21, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) published a proposal to amend O.Reg 628 (Vehicle Permits) under the...

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  • Windsor Construction Leaders Join Alliance Committed to Combat the Ontario College of Trades


    Windsor (March 26, 2014) – Two local construction groups in Windsor have joined the Ontario Skilled...

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  • LockedSignificant Changes to the Fisheries Act – What You Need to Know


    As part of the omnibus Budget Bill in 2012, the federal government, through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans...

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  • LockedBill 69 - Prompt Payment Act


    Background: Most construction work is project based and involves an owner, who is the buyer of construction...

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  • GTSWCA Hockey Night in Toronto


    Recently, at the OSWCA Conference in Toronto, the GTSWCA hosted Hockey Night in Toronto which featured a good ol'...

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  • OSWCA/GTSWCA Announce New Executive Director


    Beginning February 18, the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) and the Greater Toronto Sewer...

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