OGMA Newsletter – February 2016
The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway, an information package has been completed by the legal review group for distribution, and the review group is preparing their recommendations for the Ontario government. Their submission has been delayed until March, 2016. The OGMA has teamed up with the Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) group to represent our interests in bringing fair payment terms into law. PPO had its’ day at the table with the review group at the end of October. Updates on the status of the review will be distributed as they become available.
Our Winter Seminar took place on Jan. 21 at the Richmond Hill Golf Club. Geza Banfai, a leading construction law expert, presented an up-to-the-minute update on the status of the Ontario Construction Lien Act review, discussed the legal pitfalls encountered and remedies available to glazing contractors and suppliers and held a lively question and answer period.
The OGMA will once again be asking members to submit a presentation on a project they are particularly proud of and would like to brag a bit about. Keep your eyes open for your submissions package and don’t be shy about blowing your own horn. Winners will be presented with a beautiful plaque that you’d be proud to display in your office at the Top Glass Conference on April 20.
Mark your calendar on May 26, and plan to be at the outstanding Pipers Heath Golf Club for our Spring Golf Tournament. Then mark your calendar again on Sept. 22, and plan to be at the renowned Country Club in Woodbridge (formerly the Board of Trade Golf Club).
If you are conducting business in the glass industry in Ontario, the OGMA is the voice that represents your interests at the provincial and federal level. Protect your business interests by becoming a member or as an associate member if you are a consultant to the industry. Please visit the OGMA website for more information.
After a year of preparation, the safety manual is now ready for use by the metal and glass industry. The manual was created by qualified health and safety professionals and is a timesaving tool enabling glass shops to establish their own company program. Not only will this support a company’s efforts to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses, it will also lower costs and time related to WSIB claims. Additionally, the health and safety manual provides proof of compliance with the new OHSA Regulation 297/13.
– Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, February 2016 Issue.