Ontario joins national Red-Seal program !

As a part of our continuing efforts to develop safe, skilled and knowledgeable journeymen Concrete Finishers, Ontario has now joined British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in the national Red-Seal certification program. More information can be found HERE from the Red Seal website (www.red-seal.ca).

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Annual Charitable Donations

The CFLRA is pleased to make the following donations to local charities across Ontario in an effort to give back and help others: Habitat for Humanity Windsor Waterloo Region Foodbank Autism Ontario Habitat for Humanity Ottawa United Way Sault Sainte Marie Sick Children’s Hospital Toronto Thanks are extended to all CFLRA employers for their support […]

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Union Sites are Safer (but need safety attention !)

A recent study by the Ontario Construction Secretariat indicates that organized construction trades have 23% fewer injuries on ICI construction work sites than non-union workers. It is not surprising that better trained and supported organized workers should perform better than workers who have no organized skills training or safety support. And while it is good […]

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Signs of a Stroke

Recently a member of our Cement Finishing community had a stroke while at work. He did not realize that anything had happened or that something was wrong. A co-worker noticed his slightly slurred speech and urged him to go to the hospital to get checked. Upon arrival at the hospital, a stroke was confirmed and […]

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NEW Ministry of Labour “Working at Heights” Training Program Standards

“Falls are the number one cause of critical injuries and fatalities of workers at construction projects in Ontario.” Ontario is improving safety for construction workers by making new training for those who work at heights mandatory as of April 1, 2015. The new Working at Heights Training Program Standard will ensure everyone using fall protection […]

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CSA A23.1-2014 PUBLISHED !

The new 2014 version of CSA A23.1 has been published. This mandatory nation standard for “concrete materials and methods of concrete construction” is designed to enhance concrete performance and reduce problems. Click here for the CSA bookstore

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