Ontario Liberals, through the Ontario College of Trades, finding a way to pay the carpenters’ union back for their support
“Imagine homeowners having their renovations stopped immediately because they are using non-certified, non-union labour?”
Ontario’s new standards for Working at Heights training. If you aren’t aware of them, you risk fines, injury or death
There are two modules to the training. Not only will you avoid MoL fines if you take these courses, you will possibly save your life – or the lives of the workers you are legally required to protect.
Alec Caldwell tips us off to a mandatory online course recently introduced in Ontario by the Ministry of Labour. Pretty well everyone in our industry has to complete it. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
The contractor mis-represented herself as an employee of a Toronto home improvement store, went out to the customer’s home and asked for a personal cheque “to save HST,” and then sent in a tradesperson who removed a vital handrail before liening the house.
In Ontario, the MTO can take your truck away from you for a minimum of 15 days, which will certainly throw a wrench into every project you are currently working on.
$125,000 was the total fine levied against a Brampton firm convicted of killing one worker and severely injuring another, when a 26-foot high wall collapsed last October.
Online research is the new factory way of thinking. If you keep plugging away as a renovator with your old factory way of thinking, it’s possible your business might go extinct.
Alec Caldwell has summarized Ontario’s new WSIB rules in an article that you can read in 120 seconds. It might save you tens of thousands of dollars in fines for non-compliance. READ THIS NOW if you don’t yet understand WSIB’s new powers.
Prompt payment legislation is already in place in most US states and in most European countries. Contractors already have a tough-time getting paid on time. We urge you to sign the petition (see the link in the story) to speed up the passage of this bill in Ontario.
Spray foam is great stuff. But, improperly handled, without proper ventilation, it can make you really sick – or worse.