OGMA Newsletter – October 2015
The legal review of the Construction Lien Act is now well underway and an information package has been completed by the legal review group for distribution. The outcome of this review could be the most important piece of legislation in decades and could make a huge difference in your ability to be paid for work. We’ll only get one shot at this and your input could make the difference. The OGMA has joined Prompt Payment Ontario, a lobby group formed to make sure opinions from the Ontario construction industry are heard in this process. As an OGMA member, you are invited to respond to PPO’s online survey to make sure the glazing industry’s voice is included. We strongly urge you to visit ipsosresearch.com/contractorpaymentsurvey and take 20 minutes to answer the questions.
The OGMA Fall Seminar Will take place on Oct. 29 at 11:30 at the Richmond Hill Golf Club. Our sponsor and presenter will be ICD who will be educating attendees on the use, benefits, and limitations of opaci-coat spandrel coatings.
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 ogma.ca for more information.
OGMA fall golf was held Sept. 17 at the New Course at Hidden Lake Golf Club, one of the latest additions to the ClubLink stable of courses. About 100 members and guests had an outstanding day of golf followed by an outstanding dinner. We proudly made a donation of $2,000 to the Southlake Regional Health Centre for the purpose of purchasing equipment for cancer patients.
After a year of preparation, the OGMA/WSPS 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.
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.
– Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, October 2015 Issue.
Construction Lien Act Review: Prompt Payment Ontario Survey Deadline Extended
OGMA members, The deadline for completing the PPO survey has been extended by one week and is now due by no later than October 2. The response from the OGMA membership has been disappointing. I urge you to take the time to do the survey NOW. Your input will go a long way to improving […]
OGMA Newsletter – August 2015
The Ontario Attorney General has commissioned a review of the Construction Lien Act. The OGMA has approached the commission to present the concerns of our industry to the review panel. In addition, we have invested $10,000 with an organization of construction trade associations called Prompt Payment Ontario, which was formed for the sole purpose of […]
In the Stretch Run
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, August 2015 Issue It was a way back in February 2010 when I penned that hard hitting journalistic gem about our cronies expedition to Las Vegas to commemorate the 60th birthday of good, old Brian Wiles. You may recall the good natured banter about Brian and our trip […]
Seeking Prompt Payment
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, June 2015 Issue A bid for fairness A full year has now passed since Bill 69 was set aside by the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills of the Ontario Legislative Assembly. You may recall that Bill 69, named the Prompt Payment Act 2014, was […]
Working at Heights Training/Plan Ahead for Gas Shortages
Beginning April 1, 2015, employers in Ontario must ensure that workers on construction projects who may use certain methods of fall protection successfully complete “working at heights” training that meets training program and provider standards established by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (Ontario Regulation 297/13) under […]
AODA: Are You in Compliance?
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, February 2015 Issue In November, the Ontario Glass & Metal Association hosted a multi-topic seminar where the 65 people who attended took away a ton of informative, valuable and eye opening information. David Thompson and John Hodder, building science specialists with Entuitive Corporation discussed “Positioning Glass […]
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New Mandatory Health & Safety Training in Ontario
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, August 2014 Issue Glazing contractors in Ontario beware and be proactive. On July 1, 2014 Ontario Regulation 297/13 took effect as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) under the heading “Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training”. This law requires that ALL workers […]
Prompt Payment Legislation in the Works
by Frank Fulton Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, June 2014 Issue I’m really getting tired of paying bills and am seriously considering just not paying them anymore. I’m sick of paying income taxes and making HST remittances too. The only problem is that if I stop making these annoying payments, I can expect my gas […]