OGMA Newsletter – October 2016

Please see Frank Fulton’s “You Bet Your Glass” column for a full update on the prompt payment process. The Construction Lien Act review report is due to be released at the end of September. The OGMA will be meeting with Prompt Payment Ontario within days of the release of the report to determine next actions depending on its content. Details will be distributed to the industry as soon as they are available.

We are still planning our Fall Seminar. Details will be sent to members when available.

Companies have until the end of the year to put accessibility policies and procedures in place and to prepare to communicate your information and employment practices for compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). To find out your legal obligations, go to ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws, then contact Workplace Safety and Prevention Services to help you put it in place.

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 and support our fight for prompt payment legislation 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 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 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims. Additionally, WSPS and the health and safety manual will get your company compliant with the new OHSA Regulation 297/13 as well as AODA requirements.

– Originally published in Glass Canada Magazine, October 2016 Issue.

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