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  • Extended Grandfathering Permits for Phase 4 SPIF Vehicles

    26/11/2020

    SPIF vehicles are designed to better protect bridges and pavement from excessive wear while maintaining industry...

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  • OSWCA Response to the MECP Regulatory Amendments: Excess Soils

    26/11/2020

    Learn more on the OSWCA's Response to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks' Regulatory Amendments...

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

    23/11/2020

    On November 19th, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-9 which amended the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) and...

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  • City of Toronto and Region of Peel move back into Lockdown

    23/11/2020

    The Government of Ontario has announced the City of Toronto and Region of Peel will move to the "Lockdown/Grey" stage...

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  • Big Changes Coming to Excess Soils Management – Overview of Where Responsibilities are Shifting

    19/11/2020

    One of the biggest shifts for the new Excess Soils Regulation is the responsibility of the appropriate assessment,...

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  • Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks – Overview of upcoming Excess Soil Regulations

    19/11/2020

    The attached presentation will provide an overview of the various elements for the excess soil regulations, including...

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  • OSWCA Submission to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Park’s proposal to amend Permit to Take Water regulations

    19/11/2020

    The proposed amendments include exempting the pumping of surface water out of excavations and diversions around work...

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  • MLTSD Release - Hygiene Sec. 29 Running Water and Heat

    18/11/2020

    The Construction Health and Safety Program of the MLTSD has just released a bulletin on Hygiene Sec. 29 Running Water...

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  • Health and Safety Seminar - Regulation 833

    11/11/2020

    The Occupational Disease & Research Labour & Management Health and Safety Committee is please to provide an...

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  • Ontario Budget 2021

    06/11/2020

    On November 5th, the Government of Ontario released its 2020 Budget. While only accounting for the next four months,...

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  • New Electronic Logging Devices

    04/11/2020

    On June 12, 2019, Transport Canada published amendments to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service...

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  • Commencing an Adjudication Under Ontario’s New Construction Act

    02/11/2020

    By now, the majority of our members have experience operating under the new Construction Act regime. That is, the...

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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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  • 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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