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5 Tips for Contractor Equipment Security
In the world of contractors' equipment, theft is a major threat to your bottom line. Here are five things you can do to protect your equipment against major loss and theft.
Remodeling your home
It's time to renovate your home or cottage! Whether you have hired someone to renovate or you're doing it yourself, there are some things you need to be aware.
Ontario Workplace Health and Safety Records Now Available Online
WISB recently launched a new online tool to make health and safety a matter of public record. Compass lets Ontarians find and compare health and safety statistics for businesses across Ontario.
5 Construction Trends for 2018
Preparing for the year ahead can set your construction firm up for success in 2018 while simultaneously helping you avoid major setbacks. In order to stay competitive, the following are five major construction trends for 2018
Health Effects of Working in the Cold
Workers exposed to extremely cold conditions are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and muscle injuries.
How to avoid Construction Defects
Learn how to avoid defect claims. Construction defect claims are a common risk architects, engineers, and contractors five with every project they take on.
10 Common Workplace Hazards for Construction Workers
Hazards on construction sites can cause serious injuries or even death, making it all the more important to be aware of the most common threats facing employees.
The Importance of Proper Lighting
When working in the manufacturing industry, proper shop lighting is key to preventing employee injuries. Specifically, improper lighting can create the following exposures:
Noise: The Not-So-Silent Workplace Hazard
Excessive workplace noise can cause hearing damage that is disabling and often permanent.
Heat Illnesses and How to Protect Employees
While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable.
Does Your Builders Risk Policy Cover Soft Costs?
Builders risk insurance provides valuable protection in the event of a direct property loss experienced by a contractor, project owner, or other insured party during the construction process.
Amendments to Ontario's Construction Projects Regulation Come Into Force January 1
These changes are meant to strengthen and clarify existing requirements relating to the use of suspended access equipment. Suspended access equipment refers to work platforms or seating that is suspended by wire ropes from an overhead roof anchor. These platforms or seating that is suspended by wire ropes from an overhead roof anchor. These platforms are often lowered along the face of a building or structure. Examples include things like swing stages and boatswain's chairs.