Health & Safety

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Are your COVID safety plans good enough?

A construction site closure can happen even with the best COVID precautions and safety plans in place. Vigilance and due diligence are key.
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COVID-19 related investment unveiled

The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
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BCCSA updates best practices for presumptive cases

BCCSA recently updated its best practices for when someone on site is presumed to have COVID-19. The industry must continue to be vigilant.
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Alberta cracks down on criminal trespass

Along with measures to discourage spurious lawsuits, the legislation has implications for commercial real estate operators and any organization with potential scofflaws among its employees or membership.
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Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
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Radon in buildings is a major health concern

Radon in buildings is a significant health concern recognized by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. According to Health Canada, approximately 16 per cent
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Working at heights standard takes effect in April

A new working at heights training standard aimed at preventing deaths and critical injuries in the Ontario construction sector takes effect April 1.
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Construction safety requires leadership

Developing and implementing a safety culture in the workplace requires much more than just rules and regulations; it requires leadership.
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Why consider pre-qualifying contractors

A property management company has a health and safety program in place; its employees are well-trained and aware of the hazards they face in the
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The role of an OHS prime contractor in Alberta

The role, function and responsibilities of an OHS prime contractor is becoming better understood as the industry gains comfort with the concept.
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Investing in workplace safety

All businesses take on risks to save time and money. But some risks, like those relating to the workplace safety, are just not worth the gamble.

Criminal negligence law can devastate businesses

Canada's Bill C-45 established new legal duties that apply to workplace health and safety; but too few organizations are aware of its potential impact.