NEW HEAT STRESS REGULATION UNDER THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT
In an era where climate change is reshaping our world, the rising temperatures in Ontario are no exception. As the mercury climbs, the concern for the well-being of workers in various industries becomes increasingly crucial. The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) has taken a significant step by acknowledging the potential surge in workplace heat-related illnesses. In response, they've proposed a new Heat Stress Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). This regulation aims to protect workers from the perils of excessive heat exposure. However, the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (OSWCA) has voiced its perspective on this matter, sparking an important dialogue regarding the intersection of worker safety and regulatory measures. Read the announcement.
MINISTRY OFF ENVIRONMENT PROPOSES TO MODERNIZE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMISSIONS
Member Bulletin: Ministry of Environment Proposes to Modernize Environmental Permissions
The OSWCA is a champion of environmental protection and best practices in safety and water system management. We have represented the sewer and watermain construction industry in Ontario since 1971. We represent over 800 companies across Ontario including contractors, manufacturers, distributors and consulting engineers. The OSWCA membership is structured by ten local associations, two pipe producers and one independent association. Collectively, we perform billions of dollars worth of capital projects each year. Our projects ensure clean safe drinking water and environmentally responsible wastewater treatment and disposal.
“The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association provides critical information, strong advocacy, and creates meaningful change in our industry. together we are stronger”
– Steve Tamas, President OSWCA