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The 19th edition of Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada will return to the Toronto area, November 9 – 10. Hosted at the International Centre, these two events will be joined with the 7th edition of the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference produced by the Ontario Waste Management Association.


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$50K fine to subcontractor for role in fatal TTC construction accident

he 2011 death of a worker and injury to another at a Toronto Transit Commission subway construction site in North York has resulted in a $50,000 fine to a subcontractor of the project. Following a trial, Advanced Construction Techniques Ltd. was found guilty on August 16 and sentenced in court on September 26 by Judge Brent Knazan.

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Ontario Modernizing Construction Laws to Support Industry Growth

Ontario's construction industry is a driving force of the provincial economy. Ontario proposes to introduce legislation in spring 2017 to better support workers and the industry based ‎on the main principles found throughout the report.

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Why we should be building smart infrastructure sensors

Our nation's infrastructure includes massive networks of highways, roadways, bridges, ports, railways, energy delivery systems and aviation. Every American is reliant on these networks, yet they need an enormous amount of upkeep. Failure to maintain infrastructure has a wide range of ramifications, from economics to safety concerns.

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BC government says little after Evergreen Line 'whistleblower' was fired over safety concerns

The province is staying quiet about a worker who may have been fired for speaking out about safety conditions while working on the Evergreen Line. Now, a labour group wants action.

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Ceiling satisfies both health and fire codes – with style

When the health department and the fire marshal have conflicting code requirements, it takes a product with special properties to satisfy both and still look attractive. The popular Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip foodservice chain faced this problem with their new in-mall kiosk design, and found a solution by using Ceilume thermoformed ceiling panels.

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Fired Red Deer construction worker blows whistle on workplace safety

A truck driver fired from a construction job has risked going to jail for contempt of court by protesting in front of the Red Deer provincial building.

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Ambassador Bridge “safety deficiencies” concerns Windsor business and government

Windsor’s local economy and commuter travel time will feel the pinch if Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun doesn’t move quickly to address “safety deficiencies” that have indefinitely closed down a curb lane on the 87-year-old crossing, said local leaders on Tuesday.

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Photo radar absent from Winnipeg construction zones this summer according to report

According to the report by Winnipeg Police Service, photo radar has been absent on many job sites this season because most aren't considered construction zones, and may be unsafe for photo radar.

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Do energy saving light bulbs cause cancer? New research suggests so

The new generation of energy efficient light bulbs are so toxic that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency created an emergency protocol you need to follow in the event of a bulb breakage, due to the poison gas that is released.

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Israel construction site collapse kills at least two workers

A multilevel parking garage under construction in the city of Tel Aviv collapsed on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring about 17 others, Israeli police and rescuers said, as rescue teams worked frantically to locate several people believed trapped under the rubble.

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Updated Media Kit Now Available - Construction Links Media

Is your company wanting exposure to Canada's top decision makers in the building, design and repair community including architects, designers, contractors, property managers, project managers, engineers, health & safety professionals & more? 

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Alberta Construction Safety Association enrolls one-millionth student

Up to 400 construction safety workers and representatives gathered on Tuesday, August 30, at the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) office in Edmonton, to celebrate the Association’s one millionth student to take safety training.

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Report: Destruction of Fort McMurray homes largely preventable

'The total number of homes lost at Fort McMurray would have been far fewer if there had been more widespread adoption of FireSmart risk-reduction practices by homeowners,' according to the report by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

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SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety

A startup called SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm.

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Health orders issued for Edmonton's MacDonald Loft units

Alberta Health Services last week inspected the MacDonald Lofts, a 102-year-old building on 105 Avenue just northeast of the new downtown arena. When AHS was done, six units had signs posted on them ordering they be vacated.

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