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  • New Guidance on Using Masks in the Workplace

    27/10/2020

    The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development has provided some new material in the Guide to developing your...

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  • OPS 101 Webinar

    22/10/2020

    The Municipal Engineers Association is offering a course/webinar on Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS). This...

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  • New Guidance Standard for ESC Measure Installation and Maintenance Coming this Fall

    14/10/2020

    A new standard, CSA W208, Erosion and Sediment Control Installation and Maintenance is set to publish this November.

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  • Excess Soils Webinar

    14/10/2020

    On November 17th 10:00 A.M The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction...

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  • MOL to Inspect Every Tower Crane on Construction Projects

    09/10/2020

    Beginning August 31, 2020, through December 13, 2020, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)...

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  • Surety Association of Canada Recommending Continuation of Digital Bonds

    07/10/2020

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a need for dramatic shifts in the methods for the distribution...

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  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit

    06/10/2020

    The new Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit will provide $500 per week, for up to two weeks (available in two one-week...

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  • Updated COVID-19 Resource Document: "What You Need to Know”

    30/09/2020

    With many COVID-19 related financial relief deadlines extending and others expiring, the Association has reviewed the...

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  • Webinar: COVID19 in Construction On-Site Safety During the Second Wave

    30/09/2020

    As new COVID19 cases continue to rise in Ontario, it is important for the construction industry to remain vigilante,...

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  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Supply of Ready Mixed Concrete

    29/09/2020

    Many sectors of our economy continue to suffer the unprecedented impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses...

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  • Daily COVID-19 Screening Now Required in Ontario Workplaces

    28/09/2020

    Effective September 26, 2020, each Ontario workplace is now required to pro-actively screen employees for...

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  • York Region Construction Tender Survey

    23/09/2020

    York Region's Environmental Services Capital Planning and Delivery Branch invite you to participate in the Construction...

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  • Ontario Set to Employ the Largest Number of Labour Inspectors in Provincial History

    23/09/2020

    The Ontario government is launching a recruitment campaign to increase its team of frontline health and safety...

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  • Form Letters to Local MPs and MPPs 'The Need for Infrastructure Stimulus'

    23/09/2020

    There is a growing concern over the declining number of capital works projects being tendered in municipalities across...

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  • Wastewater Infrastructure Capacity – Podcast

    18/09/2020

    In August, OSWCA/GTSWCA Executive Director Patrick McManus was interviewed as part of an ongoing podcast series on the...

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  • Falls Awareness Week - Prevention Council Statement

    18/09/2020

    Falls continue to be one of the top causes of injury, disability and death in Ontario workplaces. The Prevention...

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  • Construction and Maintenance: Looking Beyond COVID-19

    18/09/2020

    At the start of 2020, the Canadian construction and maintenance industry was anticipating another year of continued...

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  • Managing OHS Legal Risk for the Reintroduction of Limitation Periods

    15/09/2020

    Effective September 14, 2020, when the limitation period suspension is lifted, there will be a number of new OHSA and...

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  • Zoomable Freezone Map: Local 183 and 793

    08/09/2020

    For ease of reference with regards to the Free Zone for the respective Agreements, the GTSWCA has had a zoomable map...

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  • OPS Drainage Committee is Seeking Feedback for Upcoming 2021 Workplan

    28/08/2020

    As representatives of specific organizations on this committee, this is your opportunity to reach out to your...

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  • Feedback Request: OPS Watermains Committee

    28/08/2020

    As representatives of specific organizations on this committee, this is your opportunity to reach out to your...

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  • Updated Watermain Disinfection Procedure

    21/08/2020

    On August 1, 2020 the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released an updated version of its Watermain...

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  • NEW 793 Remittance Process – SUB Plan

    05/08/2020

    Please see the attached letter and updated remittance form from Local 793, updated to now account for the new...

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  • Feedback Required: Electronic Tracing / Tracking / Timekeeping Apps in Construction

    30/07/2020

    The GTSWCA is seeking your feedback via a very short, anonymous survey regarding the use of electronic tracing / time...

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  • IHSA Strategic Plan - Provide Your Feedback

    30/07/2020

    The IHSA has launched consultation on its next strategic plan, which is set to take effect in 2021. They are looking...

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  • IHSA - What You Need to Know

    30/07/2020

    The IHSA has released a '2 Minute News' release containing articles relating to COVID-19, services, heat stress on...

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  • Government of Canada - Safe Restart Agreement

    17/07/2020

    On July 16, the Government of Canada officially announced the details on the Safe Restart Agreement which will include...

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  • Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020: Changes to Environmental Assessments

    16/07/2020

    On July 8, the provincial government introduced Bill 197 the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act. It is an omnibus bill...

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  • Exposure Tracing in Construction

    16/07/2020

    On June 7th, the OSWCA, in partnership with Rescon and the CDAO, hosted a webinar on exposure tracing in the...

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  • Announcement from Ministry of Labour

    16/07/2020

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  • 2020 GTSWCA Scholarship Program

    02/07/2020

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 GTSWCA Scholarship Program. GTSWCA will provide 10 scholarships in...

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  • Ontario's New Construction Act: A Guide for Construction Executives

    25/06/2020

    With the second phase of amendments having come into force on October 1, 2019, it is critical for all members of the...

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  • Late Locates Survey

    27/05/2020

    As part of our efforts to try to address the late locates in the province, we have formed a coalition with the...

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  • Local 793 Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plan

    27/05/2020

    On May 25th, the GTSWCA signed an agreement with Local 793 that will allow them to establish an additional fund within...

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  • Government of Ontario PPE Supplier Database

    15/05/2020

    Please be advised that the Government of Ontario has put together a PPE supplier directory that may be of assistance,...

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  • Premier Ford's Announcement

    14/05/2020

    Today Premier Ford announced additional workplaces can re-open. Included in this is all of construction. For the...

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  • Answers to FAQ's for Employers Relating to COVID-19

    13/05/2020

    As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers need to know their legal...

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  • New Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Standards

    06/05/2020

    In 2019, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) announced that Joint Health and Safety...

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  • Province Announces the Reopening of Earthworks and Site Servicing

    01/05/2020

    On May 1, the government announced that it is allowing select workplaces to reopen including "site preparation,...

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  • A Framework for Reopening our Province

    29/04/2020

    On April 27th, the Government of Ontario published A Framework for Reopening our Province. The Framework is a "road...

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  • IHSA Safety Resources and News

    29/04/2020

    Including are links to the latest safety resources and news developed by the Infrastructure Health and Safety...

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  • Request from 793 Members for “Top-Up” Letter

    29/04/2020

    In recent days, GTSWCA members may have been approached by their operators on staff who are presently on layoff...

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  • Occupations Health and Safety and Workers Compensation Law Relating to COVID19

    15/04/2020

    In response to growing OHS concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following is a general review of OHS law, due...

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  • Construction Act to be Exempt from Emergency Order Suspending Procedural Time Limits

    10/04/2020

    On Thursday evening, the Ontario government announced that it is revising one element of the Emergency Management Act...

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  • Legal Review of Essential Workplaces List - What Work Can Continue

    05/04/2020

    Following on the government release of the updated Essential Workplaces List on Friday, April 3rd, attached is a legal...

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  • Update - Province Removes Workplaces from Essential Workplace List

    03/04/2020

    The Government of Ontario reduced the size of its essential workplaces list by almost 50% today; however, it is our...

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  • Government Support Programs for COVID19 – Resource Document

    03/04/2020

    The following is a resource guide for construction employers, regarding government programs and initiatives launched in...

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  • Ministry of Labour Publishes Construction Health and Safety Guideline for COVID19

    30/03/2020

    On March 29, the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MOLTSD) published its construction site health...

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  • GTSWCA Legal Opinion on IUOE 793 Safety Protocol

    27/03/2020

    Many of you received a notice yesterday from IUOE Local 793 that included the union's proposed Safety Protocol for site...

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  • Appeal to OSWCA Members to Donate Excess Personal Protective Equipment

    26/03/2020

    As you all well know and are likely experiencing, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in dangerously limited supply...

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  • Local 793 - Safety Protocol for Jobsite Measures to Protect Against COVID-19

    26/03/2020

    For those of you who are signatory to the IUOE Local 793, you have likely received the attached notice today along with...

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  • Essential Workplace List During COVID19 Economic Shutdown

    24/03/2020

    On Monday, March 23, the Government of Ontario ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces in the...

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  • (UPDATED) COVID19 - Best Management Practices Guidelines for Construction

    23/03/2020

    This attached document has been approved for circulation by the respective Co-chairs of the Provincial Labour...

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  • COVID-19 Best Management Practices

    19/03/2020

    This document is a collection of resources, best practices and information links designed to help construction...

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  • Notice To GTSWCA Members

    18/03/2020

    On Tuesday, March 17, Local 183 issued a notice to GTSWCA member companies regarding how the Union will be reviewing...

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  • Update on COVID-19

    17/03/2020

    The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving. This morning at 8:30 am, Premier Ford announced a State of Emergency in...

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  • A Notice From Local 183 To GTSWCA Contractors

    17/03/2020

    At the direction of the Business Manager, Jack Oliveira, this message is being sent to you. We thought we would set out...

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  • Excess Soils Management PowerPoint

    09/03/2020

    To prepare contractors for the new regulations governing excess soils management, an overview PowerPoint presentation...

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  • Employer OH&S Responsibilities Around Coronavirus

    05/03/2020

    With the news around the rapid spread of coronavirus, the Office of the Employer Advisory at the WSIB has reached out...

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  • REMINDER – New Rules Governing Construction Liens Are Now in Effect

    19/02/2020

    This is a reminder that the new rules governing construction liens, holdback, prompt payment, adjudication, and surety...

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  • CCA's Position on Community Benefits – NAC (National Advisory Councils) Briefing Notes

    19/02/2020

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  • Build Force 2020 Employment Messaging

    19/02/2020

    Hello members, Attached in the links below for your information is the Build Force Construction and Maintenance...

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