Your Guide to Construction Health and Safety Legislation

IHSA has partnered with CCOHS to create an occupational health and safety compliance web tool and app. The web tool and app present information on 50 key topics to assist Ontario workplaces reference and understand legislated obligations in the Regulations for Construction Projects in a plain language summary format. For more information, visit our mobile app page.


Past News


IHSA an approved trainer provider for JHSC Certification

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is proud to announce that we have been approved to deliver Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification – Part One, JHSC Certification Part Two and JHSC Certification Refresher training programs by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO).

Read more Magazine: Volume 15, Issue 2

This edition of the magazine focuses on Occupational Disease, which is the cause of more fatalities in IHSA rate groups than all other traumatic injuries combined. You’ll find articles on asbestos, diesel exhaust, welding fumes, carbon monoxide, and noise

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Ladder Use in Construction Guideline

Workers on construction sites continue to fall from ladders and become critically injured or killed.

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Member utilities make the news

Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution, Milton Hydro Distribution, and Halton Hills Hydro have been highlighted in the recent Electrical Distributors Association (EDA) Magazine, The Distributor, for their creation of the Regional Health and Safety Partnership.

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Diving Committee Members pen article on Standby Divers

Two members of our Commercial Diving Labour-Management Committee recently contributed an article that was published in the Canadian Association of Diving Contractors (CADC) magazine.

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Health and Safety Advisory: Working Safely On or Around Heavy Equipment (W455)

This fall, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) will be conducting a health and safety blitz on heavy equipment operations. The blitz will focus primarily on inspection and maintenance of crane operations, as well as on safe operation and storage.

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GTAA to require COR starting January 2017

"According to Garry Price, manager of capital restoration projects, construction is no exception, which is why all contractors will be required to be Certificate of Recognition (COR) certified by January 2017."

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IHSA becomes the 100th organization to receive the Certificate of Recognition in Ontario

MISSISSAUGA—The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is pleased to announce that it has received the Certificate of Recognition (COR™). In doing so, it becomes the 100th organization to achieve COR™ certification through the Ontario program.

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W015 – Summary of 2014 Revisions to Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7

The Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 (Temporary Conditions) provides the basic requirements for traffic control in work zones during roadway or utility construction and maintenance on or beside public highways.

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Safety a recurring theme at Provincial Building Trades Conference

When delegates of the Provincial Building Trades Council of Ontario came together recently in Niagara Falls, the health and safety of workers was a topic touched on by several of the speakers. For Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, and Chief Prevention Officer, George Gritziotis, it's clearly a priority.

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Construction sector trends

Each year the Ontario Ministry of Labour sets out its annual enforcement plan. This plan lays out the MOL's focus on hazards and health and safety issues for specific workplaces while providing companies with information and resources they can use.

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Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7

This presentation from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation outlines the recent revisions and additions to the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7.

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Association recognized by Electric Power Research Institute

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) has been granted approval from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and members of its Standardized Task Evaluation program, to act as AP3-compliant administrators. For more information, download our communique.

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Best Practices for Building and Working Safely on Ice Covers in Ontario

This Best Practice covers the basic steps for planning, design, construction, operation, and closure of an over-ice project, while ensuring that worker safety is protected. Potential hazards need to be recognized and assessed and steps need to be taken to control or eliminate them.

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MOL announces new safety awareness training

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced a new regulation that will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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IHSA launches poster campaign

IHSA has designed a new poster underscoring the Keep Your Promise concept. The Keep Your Promise theme illustrates the hardship and tragedy a work-related death leaves for friends and family through the stark imagery of a child who has lost a parent.

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