Canadian Contractor


September 10, 2014 Voice

Alec Caldwell on the Toronto house collapse tragedy

by Alec Caldwell

Alec Caldwell has been cautioning renovation contractors of the risks of such a massive tragedy, through his work with CARAHS, for the past two years on this site

August 6, 2014 Voice

In a work site accident, is calling 911 your rescue plan?

by Alec Caldwell

Calling 911 is NOT a jobsite rescue plan in the event of an accident on your worksite. Rescue plans have to be a little more detailed than that. Read this article for some tips on the extra information you need to build into YOUR plan.

July 4, 2014 News

I've worked for neurosurgeons who didn't know how to turn off the stop under their sink to stop a leak

by Steve Payne

“There is no shortage of poor craftsmen who still have more (practical) ability than a lot of doctors out there…”

December 13, 2013 Voice

The Ministry of Labour is ready to play Scrooge. Safety-wise, have you been naughty or nice?

by Alec Caldwell

CARAHS can quickly help you get compliant according to Occupational Health & Safety Act requirements on your site. If you don’t have a Policies & Procedures Manual for jobsite safety, call us today.

December 7, 2013 Voice

Why was this roofer’s life worth so little?

by Alec Caldwell

General contractor fined $50,000 after a roofer falls to his death. Site super to spend 10 days in jail.

December 7, 2013 Voice

Why was this roofer's life worth so little?

by Alec Caldwell

General contractor fined $50,000 after a roofer falls to his death. Site super to spend 10 days in jail.

September 24, 2013 News

Dulux launches first-of-its-kind paint program to help add colour to commercial spaces

by Steve Payne

Dulux’s functional colour and design program helps healthcare and educational facilities choose colour schemes designed to have a positive impact on patients, students and staff.

May 14, 2012 News

A pocketful of natural gas

by Robert Koci

Calling before you dig doesn’t cover everything