fall arrest


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



Why do homeowners undermine their renovation contractors by inviting outsiders on to job sites to complete work? My advice is when this happens, nip it in the bud immediately and DO NOT allow anyone on to your job site, as you can well become liable under the Ontario Occupational Health […]

Are homeowners compromising your work site?



On the brink of the holiday season, I thought we could have a little fun this week. Let’s have a little, no-holds-barred venting from our much appreciated Canadian Contractor readers. Tell us, below, your answer to this question: As a contractor, which celebrity TV contractor would you rather share your Christmas dinner with – Mike […]

Who would you rather have Christmas dinner with: Jim Caruk ...



Last week I went to Queen’s Park to attend a round table on safety in home renovations and home building. It was organized by Ontario MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence). The event was inspired at least in part by a horrible tragedy that you are probably aware of. It was in […]

What I learned at the Safety Round Table at Queen’s ...



The story of the closure of Lorne’s Electric, Arnprior, ON, was first published in an Ottawa Sun piece by Ron Corbett, here. Did IBEW certification cause the closure of Lorne’s Electric, a 40-person shop concentrating on the residential side of our the electrical business? On Dec. 30 last year, Local […]

Did IBEW certification cause the closure of Lorne’s Electric, Arnprior, ...