General contractor fined $50,000 after a roofer falls to his death. Site super to spend 10 days in jail.
The WSIB has started an advertising campaign to warn the public not to hire you without checking your WSIB credentials.
Even if you are now faced with mandatory WSIB fees for the first time in your career, you should remember that WSIB does not cover you for illnesses and accidents off the jobsite.
Construction guardrails need toe boards, by law. In all my travels around the GTA inspecting jobsites this year, I have yet to see a single toe board on a guardrail!
Firefighters in Ajax, Ont. have been awarded the right to work 24-hour shifts. On their significant days off, they will have lots of time to run their home renovation businesses on the side.
The appointment of David Tsubouchi to the helm of OCOT might give the controversial new organization a chance to get its act together, Alec Caldwell argues.
Alec Caldwell, the founder of occupational health and safety group, CARAHS, explains why builders should be called upon to test the safety conditions at their own job sites.
Don’t wire up your clients to ‘Old Sparky’! Thoughts on renovators doing their own ‘minor’ electrical work
Every time you do electrical work without a license, as a professional renovator, you are leaving a liability in place that could come back to haunt you, even many years after you retire, if there is a fire at the property.
The Ontario College of Trades has their own definition of someone who is “legitimate.” It’s someone who has paid their mandatory $120 fees invoice annually. Period. There is a lot more to “legitimacy” than that!
Home renovation contractors are only “exempt” from mandatory WSIB payments when they are contracted by the homeowner directly and paid by the homeowner directly. The tight grip that the WSIB has over their lives, including all of their subtrades, including if they do commercial work, is almost totally unavoidable.