Recently there was a fatality in the construction industry when a worker walked onto a jobsite and suffered an allergic reaction to the walnut dust particles used in some sandblasting operations. If you have workers sandblasting with these alternative materials consider having warning signs posted. This will help protect not only your workers from a […]
From the Ontario College of Trades: The first ever Interprovincial Red Seal exam for the trade of Cement (concrete) Finisher will be available in Ontario as of January 1, 2018. Once released, individuals will be able to achieve a Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) on their Certificate of Qualification (C of Q). This will be the […]
No one complained, and someone said they liked the last one, so here is the 4th issue of FINISHING NEWS! The purpose of FINISHING NEWS is to provide specialised trade information to Concrete Finishers with the hope of improving safety, quality and integrity in the concrete floor industry. Please submit your questions, suggestions or concerns […]
Hats off to Director Luc Rancourt of Duron Services, and his wife Elizabeth, who were filling sand bags yesterday to protect homes in the area from rising flood waters ! Proudly making a difference – way to go Luc & Elizabeth !
The CFLRA has along history of making contributions to a variety of local charities across Ontario each December in an effort to help others. This year our Directors selected Habitat for Humanity, The Kitchener Foodbank, Autism Ontario, The Scott Mission and The Salvation Army for our donations. All donations were made in memory of the […]
The CFLRA is pleased to announce that a new state of the art Concrete Finisher Health & Safety Manual has been published by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association in Ontario. CLICK HERE To download your copy (click READ MORE )! As always, if you can’t do the work safely then STOP and call for […]
Our Work Safe Bulletins have been updated – please visit our Safety page or click HERE for more information. The purpose of Work Safe Bulletins is to provide specific hazard information and promote discussion of safe work practices in our trade work. Please call or e-mail if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns. If […]
On July 1 2016 a new Ontario Construction Regulation came into effect that requires employers to test the airborne concentrations of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in any excavation, building or other enclosed structure in which an internal combustion engine is operated (Ont. Reg. 213/91 47(3)). This new requirement is a huge step forward to help us […]
CLICK HERE to download the Summer 2016 FINISHING NEWS e-newsletter. Topics include Red-Seal, Carbon Monoxide, Surface Evaporation Reducers and Heat Stress. Be safe out there !
The CFLRA has donated $1,000 to the Fort McMurray Red Cross fund to assist fellow Canadians at a time of great need. Our thoughts and prayers are with the everyone affected by this huge forest fire, with special thanks to the firefighters, police & EMS crews who saved many lives !