Alec Caldwell offers an FAQ concerning this now- mandatory training
Some people never learn. Dong Mo, owner of Sunny Roofing in Toronto is a great example
Could this home renovation collapse have been averted? Did ‘The System’ let everyone down?
‘Not’ was a poor choice for this Scarborough contractor
Alec Caldwell may be reluctant to look a gift horse in the mouth, but questions the motives behind Stephen Harper’s recent HRTC campaign promise.
Here is an accident waiting to happen: A worker (photo) is carrying an 8’x4′ sheet of plywood near the edge of an unguarded work surface that is at least 15 foot above the ground.
Mired in controversy since its launch, the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) appears unwilling to respond to questions from its own members.
Dexter Construction has been honoured by an immigrant services organization for hiring 21 immigrants and refugees in Halifax in the last two years.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act, in Ontario, has very strict laws about construction hats on construction sites. Laws the cops flout at will, while they work on the side for extra bucks.
Since 1993, there have been about 19,000 workplace fatalities in Canada. In other words, a sold out NHL hockey arena in terms of the number of people.
The house Krysztof Mrugala was working on, as a mason, was opulent. The fine the constructor got, for being party to Krysztof’s death through lax safety practises, might have built a powder room at this palatial property.
Perhaps roofers like this are smarter than the rest of us. Maybe they have friends in the business who can get them good deals on wheelchair ramps. Or caskets.
No April Fool’s joke here: the new Working at Heights standard took effect in Ontario on April 1st.
Frank Brunato, a manager at WSIB, sought a peace bond against a disgruntled claimant who had been denied benefits. Brunato said that Mike Spencer, a champion of claimant’s rights, was ridiculing him on Facebook.
Are there no depths to which the Ontario College of Trades will not sink?
You don’t want to end up like Kelvin Chong Roofing, recently nailed for fall arrest safety violations, fined $15,000 plus a victim surcharge, and having his online reputation battered.
Marketing yourself as a contractor in the centre of a city may require a different approach than the type of marketing that will work in outlying areas.
You don’t want to a $30,000 fine yourself. Make note of the new Fall Safety regulations coming into effect in Ontario on April 1st, just 5 weeks from now.