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  • GTSWCA Study on Use of Excavated Soils and Recycled Materials in Construction

    18/02/2021

    GTSWCA commissioned an excess soils study through WSP to help establish the benefits of reusing excess soils and...

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  • Understanding Ontario’s New Excess Soil Regulation: Best Practices, Presentations, Training Materials & Templates

    05/02/2021

    In response to the new Ontario Regulation 406/19, On Site and Excess Soil Management, the Ontario Environment Industry...

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  • Health and Safety Guidelines for Meal and Break Periods at Work During COVID-19

    28/01/2021

    The Ministry of Labour has updated Occupational Health and Safety guidelines for construction companies operating...

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  • Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies for Employers

    26/01/2021

    The federal and provincial governments have publicly stated they will not, at the present time, make inoculation with...

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  • YouTube Channel – What you need to know about the Excess Soils Regulation

    21/01/2021

    Check out our latest video on the new Excess Soils Regulation touching on what to watch for in your contracts. All in...

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  • Campaign to Secure Municipal Capital Works Funding

    18/01/2021

    We have partnered with the RCCAO on an intensive lobbying campaign to secure funding for municipalities to help balance...

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  • Ministry of Labour Updated Health and Safety Guidelines for Construction

    15/01/2021

    The Ministry of Labour has updated its Occupational Health and Safety guidelines for construction companies operating...

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  • Province Announces Enhanced Lockdown Measures

    12/01/2021

    On Tuesday, January 12, the Government of Ontario announced that it would instituting enhanced lockdown measures across...

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  • Provincial Survey – Youth in the Skilled Trades

    05/01/2021

    The province has appointed three Youth Advisors to help to attract more youth into careers in the skilled trades. To...

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

    23/12/2020

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

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  • York Region Extending the Deadline for COR Certification as a Condition for Bidding

    23/12/2020

    Certificate of Recognition (COR TM) Safety Program on York Region Construction Projects – Deadline for Certification...

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  • TENDER ALERT - Municipalities Opting for Early Adoption of Excess Soils Regulations

    23/12/2020

    The Association has recently become aware of a select few municipalities across southern Ontario opting for the early...

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  • Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown

    21/12/2020

    Further to today's earlier announcement on the province wide shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19, please Click Here...

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  • Updated Region of Peel Specification – Factory Installed Aluminum Steps Within Maintenance Chambers

    17/12/2020

    The Region of Peel has agreed to update its current Peel Wastewater Standard Drawings to conditionally accept the use...

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  • Federal & Provincial Government Announce $695 million for Ontario Municipalities

    17/12/2020

    On Wednesday, December 16, the federal and provincial governments jointly announced $695 million in new funding for...

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  • New Online Services for WSIB Reporting

    08/12/2020

    The WSIB has introduced a new way to report injuries, illnesses and exposures online. Through this service, people with...

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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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  • 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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