Don’t be surprised if you see a MoL inspector on your jobsite, even if you are “just” doing a renovation… The MoL keep an eagle eye on the big commercial builders, yes. But 37% of safety orders written by MoL inspectors during their safety blitz last summer, were written at single-family residential jobsites.
Giant corporations seem to dine out on smaller, entrepreneurial companies that rely on their essential services. One of my members has serious complaints about Bell Canada’s contracts, billing practices and interest rates.
Back in the day, stilts were banned in my jurisdiction. Some drywallers and insulation guys would get around this ban by using rollerblades. Crazy stuff.
Frequently, you will see cops working very close to construction sites, or even on construction sites proper, without construction safety equipment. In cases like this, who is responsible for enforcing the Occupational Health & Safety Act (as it’s called in Ontario)?
Be cool. And safe. Wear safety glasses. Here’s why
New changes to safety standards have been stalled, but not for long. Get your safety training now
The Ontario College of Trades proposal, allegedly “on hold” but now very likely to be re-instated, to force the certification of the province’s carpenters, is, to put it mildly, insane.
“The Ontario College of Trades deserves to be called what it is: A union-controlled mob”
“In my opinion, Mr. Tsubouchi is dealing in half-truths.”
Ontario MOL Working at Heights modules: take them now to save time and money, before the mandatory new modules come into effect
If you act now, CARAHS can help you through the Fall Arrest Modules 1 and 2 shortly to be upgraded (requiring much more time and money) by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. It’s a window of opportunity for Ontario renovators, builders and anyone else working in construction.