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IHSA Hosts Webinar on COVID-19 Construction Health and Safety Practices

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is providing an information awareness webinar on COVID-19 construction health and safety practices. The session is approximately 45 minutes and includes information on best practices for construction sites as well as the various roles and responsibilities on site with regard to COVID-19.

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Women in welding: breaking down barriers

IHSA had the opportunity to collaborate with Cambrian College in the Women in Welding program. The program is one example of the Ontario government’s recent initiatives to have under-represented groups, such as women and Indigenous students, join the trades.

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Two new courses for suspended access work

The Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) outlines the training requirements for workers who use suspended work platform systems (SWPSs).

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Two major municipalities now require Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) is pleased to announce that both the City of Vaughan and the City of Ottawa will now require contractors to be certified to a recognized Occupational Health and Safety Management system, which includes IHSA's Certificate of Recognition (CORâ„¢) program.

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IHSA ready to support firms in new provincial safety program

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) supports the announcement today by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MOLTSD) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of two new programs designed to support workplace health and safety.

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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).

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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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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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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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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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