THE EXCHANGE
Volume 8, Issue 29
April 2015

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Spring Golf Classic

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HHCA April Hours

The HHCA will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015 for Good Friday. We will be re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 6th, 2015. 

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 Inside This Issue

Spring Golf Classic
HHCA April Hours
YLG Recruitment Session for Future Executives
Prompt Payment Ontario Update
Congratulations Mattina Mechanical!
Mercedes-Benz Oakville
Financial Resource List for Apprentices & Employers
HHCA Upcoming Events & Seminars
New Course for Cor
Who is a Supervisor?
Careers in Construction
BestBidz Highlights
Construction & Maintenance Looking Forward
HHCA Member Benefit - UPS!

 

YLG Recruitment Session for Future Executives


 

Join the Young Leaders Group (YLG) for a free, hot breakfast and attend our upcoming Recruitment Session for Future Executives on Wednesday, April 29th at 8 a.m. at the HHCA.

The YLG are looking for future executives to join our team! Find out how to get involved with the YLG and its Committee.  During this session you will also participate in an interactive brainstorming session to have your voice heard. Participants will face the challenges, successes and opportunities of being a young professional which will help determine the YLG curriculum and events.

Registrants must be 40 years of age or younger and be employed by an HHCA member company.

For more information or to register for free, please email Stephanie.

Prompt Payment Ontario Update

Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) now boasts 38 members, a healthy war chest and a brand new website at www.ontariopromptpayment.com.

The organization plans to be actively engaged in the Construction Lien Act Review which recently got underway.  PPO Chair, Eryl Roberts met Sharon Vogel and was pleased to learn that the scope of the review is wide open, everything is on the table and that the reviewers have a strong interest in pursuing the prompt payment issues that arose around Bill 69 Prompt Payment Act 2013 which died on the order paper at the end of the last provincial parliament when the general election was called.

The spirits of all prompt payment supporters was buoyed by a recent article in the Toronto Star about the Pan Am soccer stadium in Hamilton in which the Minister of Economic Development Employment and Infrastructure was quoted as saying "We are looking at prompt payment as a potential policy. In fact, we've got a study going on now through the Attorney General office into prompt payment and the Construction Lien Act. That began about a month ago." We do have challenges and we have for generations now in the construction sector where a general contractor may be slow in paying their subcontractors. It is an issue of fairness. It is an issue between the subcontractor and the general contractor..however we are looking at the issue." 

Read the full article!

Source: COCA

Congratulations, Mattina Mechanical!

The HHCA would like congratulate our safety group member, Mattina Mechanical for scoring perfect (100%) on their WSIB Workplace Audit!

Mattina Mechanical has been a Regional Construction Safety Group member since 2000 and have worked hard on continously improving their safety program that keeps their employees safe in the workplace. Their hardword and dedication paid off with the WSIB awarding them a well-deserved perfect score. Click on their logo for more company information. Congratulations!

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Financial Resource List for Apprentices & Employers


The Ontario College of Trades has provided a Financial Resource List for Apprentices and Employers. Click here to download or view the entire list.

Source: Ontario College of Trades

 

Upcoming Events & Seminars for 2015

Events Seminars

Spring Golf Classic - June 2, 2015

HHCA Golf Day - August 13, 2015


YLG Recruitment Session for Future Executives - April 29, 2015

Don't Forget - The HHCA offers E-Learning Courses

 

New Course for COR

The IHSA has a new course, Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management, designed for anyone who is developing or improving their organization's hazard and risk management system.

This course will be of special interest to organizations that are becoming COR certified. It will let you put your hazard assessment process to the test and see how it measures up against the COR standard.To learn more about this course, please visit the IHSA website.

 

Who is a Supervisor?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act defines a supervisor as a person who has a charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. Read the ministry's newest resource that clarifies a supervisor's duties and responsibilities. It will also guide workplace parties when assessing which individuals in the workplace are considered supervisors under the act.

Click here for full details.

Careers in Construction - New Job Opportunities Available!

HHCA members can post a job opportunity on the HHCA website for free, just another perk of being a member! While the job is posted we will advertise it in the HHCA Weekly, in the newsletter and on Twitter!

Glenn Richardson Plumbing & Heating - Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher

NRB Modular Specialists - Licensed Electrician

Superior Boiler Works & Welding - HVAC & Refrigeration Manager

All Canada Crane Rental - Health & Safety Administrator

CLV Group - Construction Manager

 

 

Plans Room Highlights

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Here are some new projects recently posted in BestBidz:

Hagersville Arena Addition & Renovations - Closing April 7, 2015
Credit Valley No.2 Secondary School, Brampton - Closing April 7, 2015
Biodiversity Interior Alterions, Building #135, University of Guelph - Closing April 8, 2015
McLaren Park Redevelopment, Hamilton - Closing April 8, 2015
Westdale Public School ELP Interior Alterations, St. Catharines - Closing April 9, 2015

Interested in getting access to these or any other projects? Contact Alana to get a 2-Week Plan Room Trial!

Construction & Maintenance Looking Forward

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The new 2015-2024 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward provincial highlights are now available for you to download at https://www.constructionforecasts.ca/en/highlights.

 The PowerPoint presentations will follow later in April.

Member Benefit: UPS

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The HHCA has partnered with UPS to save you on your courier costs!  HHCA members can save up to 30% when using UPS for all of your shipping needs.

Discount details are provided here!

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