Industry News

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NS rules out automatic unionization on weekends

A new regulation under the provincial Trade Union Act responds to an unique aspect of the construction sector's dealings with the Nova Scotia Labour Board.

OESC introduces new requirements

The 27th Edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) became effective May 16, 2019.

Distressed employees affect productivity: report

According to the recently published research, employees struggling with mental health or other well-being issues are unable to concentrate on their job, a symptom known as "presenteeism."
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Industry welcomes removal of steel tariffs

The removal of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs along with all Canadian countermeasures is being welcomed by the construction industry.
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World’s first brain protection hard hat launch

Swedish safety helmet firm MIPS has partnered with Guardio to create the world’s first hard hat that offers a brain protection system.

RCO takes action on plastic waste

The Plastic Action Centre is designed for Canadians to become more informed on plastic waste.
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Anne Naser named new WorkSafeBC CEO

Anne Naser has been named as the new president and CEO of WorkSafeBC after an extensive global search. She will officially assume the position June 3, 2019.

Study reveals impact of noise in the workplace

The survey uncovers how sound and acoustics impact employees in business environments.

PRSM rebrands as Connex

The rebranding announcement was made by Bill Yanek, Connex CEO, during the Connex 2019 National Conference held in Denver, Colo.
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Anvil International to merge with SCI

The combined company will be majority owned by Tailwind Capital.
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Ceremonies across B.C. to honour lost workers

British Columbians are remembering workers who lost their lives on the job, at more than 35 Day of Mourning ceremonies around the province on April 28.

CCOHS’ Anne Tennier receives Francophone medal

Health and safety leader receives Francophone honour – Ordre de la Pléiade.
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IICRC seeks input on new remediation standard

With opioid use increasing each year, the need for properly trained companies who can perform remediation techniques is also increasing.

Interest in floating solar projects on the rise

Chile’s innovative floating solar project on AngloAmerican’s tailings pond is expected to generate up to 153 MWh of electricity per year.

Citron Hygiene expands its global footprint

This is Citron Hygiene's first acquisition outside of North America.

Cascades to shut down Trois‑Rivières plant

As a result of this decision, Cascades will be permanently withdrawing from felt production for the floor covering market.

Tennant Company plans move to new HQ

Tennant Company plans to celebrate 150 years in business with new headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn.