Under the pressure of complaints, presumably, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has extended by six months the April 1 deadline for construction workers to get their new Working At Heights training. The new deadline is Oct. 1. This means all existing Fall Arrest ticket holders must enroll in training with an approved MOL training provider before […]

Ontario Ministry of Labour Extends Working at Heights Deadline

Alec explains the TWO major legal reasons why Pitching In should never be allowed on your projects Last week, editor Steve Payne wrote about mainstream media articles advising homeowners on how to save money on renovations, including the dreaded PITCHING IN. I’ve been warning about this stuff for years. There […]

Caldwell: The INSANITY of letting your homeowner client “Pitch In”

If regulatory authorities can’t be bothered with safety rules in their own photos, what kind of a message are they sending? Recently, the Ontario College of Trades Taxes devoted the front page of their official propaganda rag publication (Trades Today, Fall 2016) to “Promoting Safety & Compliance.” If only they […]

Photo on Ontario College of Trades website shows safety violation

Owner erected life-lines and fall protection AFTER his worker plunged 18 feet Three workers were re-shingling a residential roofing in Bayfield Ontario when one of the workers fell 18 feet. The owner, Bradley Clothier, a sole proprietor of AB Roofing from Dorchester, Ontario, had no fall protection equipment installed for his team. […]

Attempts to deceive Ministry of Labour (Ontario) inspector lands contractor ...