WSIB will hammer you for money if, as a renovation contractor, you do even one commercial job. What renovation contractor hasn’t been asked to do work in a store, or a restaurant, or a doctor’s or dentist’s office, or some other commercial establishment? A money grab from the bureaucrats, no question.
When celebrity contractors such as Mike Holmes can’t get it right on the safety issues, there’s no doubt that we have a Culture of Silence when it comes to health and safety in our industry
Online contractor referral companies will generally NOT remove negative online reviews, even if they may be unfair. So what can you do if your reputation has been trashed?
Most contractors’ general liability insurance policies do not normally cover them for mold issues.
But I’m not thrilled with CSA-approved safety equipment that is made in China. While it may meet CSA’s rigorous standards, China didn’t care that it put melamine in baby formula, didn’t care that it exported children’s toys covered in lead paint, and for me, the trust factor just isn’t there any more.
I’ve been on jobsites when people fallen to their deaths. And yet the circustances that created these accidents can be found all around us, every day, on renovation jobsites across Canada, because there’s a culture that says it’s somehow wrong to speak up about safety violations.
Proper construction attire, including hardhats, can help your firm win new business as well as reduce liability in the event of an accident
The contractor is told that they aren’t going to be paid: and if they complain, they are threatened with defamatory statements about their performance online. It’s happening a lot.
Too many of us insure our cars and homes with much more forethought and care than we insure ourselves
Act in a professional manner and move away from a bad situation. When it comes to allegations like this, there never are any winners.