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April, 2017
Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance hosts the annual Contractor Safety Breakfast in Outlook


The yearly event brought out a large attendance comprised of contractors, producers, municipality reps, emergency responders, industry reps and members of the public.  

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April, 2017
Lack of venting system caused carbon monoxide exposure in fatal incident in B.C.


BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has identified that the lack of a venting system caused carbon monoxide (CO) exposure, which is believed to have taken the lives of four people near Ashcroft, B.C on March 24.

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April, 2017
A look at construction security in downtown Toronto


Past the cranes, trucks, shoring rigs, concrete, and various heavy machinery, security operations are also ubiquitous across the city's construction sites, serving to prevent—and address—theft, vandalism, and trespassing.

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April, 2017
Ontario firefighters push private member bill that calls for labelling of building materials


Knowledge can make difference between life and death for firefighters when they are deciding whether they should enter or climb on the roof of a burning building to knock down a blaze.

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April, 2017
49 distracted drivers busted in undercover construction sting in North Vancouver


Over the course of two hours, members of the two forces issued 49 violation tickets and a number of warnings in an enforcement blitz they’re calling Project Sweep.

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April, 2017
Canadian scientists issue report forecasting the risk of continental forest fires that threaten whole towns


Since the Fort McMurray disaster, forest service scientists have accelerated their work on a massive, two-year plan to map the probability of wildfires in most permanent settlements in the boreal forest of Canada.

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April, 2017
Atlanta bridge collapse shows how fire defeats concrete, steel


Intense fire can damage both the concrete that serves as the road deck and the support piers for the bridge, as well as the steel that reinforces the concrete. 

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April, 2017
News Bulletin 217 April 2017: Ensuring the Integrity of Fire Barriers and Successful Evacuations


Overall, fire and life safety planning is a critical component of any building. The planning approach for the most part hinges on the building’s classification, its characteristics and the fire protection systems and safety equipment which are currently installed. 

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April, 2017
U of T fires contractor after asbestos leaks at Medical Sciences Building


The University of Toronto has severed its relationship with a long-time contractor after a series of asbestos leaks were discovered during a major renovation project, CBC Toronto has learned.

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March, 2017
Research Report: Development of a Confined Space Risk Analysis and Work Categorization Tool


The IRSST just published a new research report those purpose is to contribute to confined space accident prevention by helping companies apply existing regulations. 

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March, 2017
Winnipeg highway safety advocates encouraging changes to construction zone speeding fines


Wise Up is hoping the province will make changes to the law, so that fines can only be issued when workers are present. 

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March, 2017
Study: Radon gas exceeds safe levels in one of eight Calgary homes


The research, published in Wednesday’s CMAJ Open journal, tested radon levels in 2,382 homes in Calgary and its surrounding communities, finding the radioactive gas — the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada — to be above acceptable levels in 12.4 per cent of the homes monitored.

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March, 2017
CUPE and U of T disagree on the amount of asbestos in current construction project


U of T has maintained that its testing procedures are showing low amounts of asbestos and that a capable contractor is dealing with containing and removing the dangerous materials. CUPE 3902, the union representing sessional lecturers and teaching assistants, is contesting this.

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March, 2017
Two Safety-Oriented Companies Join SWANA’s Affinity Program


Both local governments and private sector companies will benefit from taking advantage of SWANA’s affinity relationship with these two companies, who have been vetted by SWANA’s Affinity Program Committee and have earned the distinction of being a “SWANA preferred provider.”

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March, 2017
Labour council worries about safety at LRT construction sites in Ottawa area


The president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council said he is worried about safety at LRT construction sites after a worker was injured on Saturday – the second reported LRT workplace injury in seven days.

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