NCHCA Membership Survey

The NCHCA is conducting a confidential membership survey again this year. You should have already received a copy.  Please complete the survey and forward it to the NCHCA office (PO Box 77, Greely, ON, K4P 1N4) as soon as possible.

2017 NCHCA Education Series – Building Better Infrastructure

Everyone is encouraged to attend our last FREE education session this Thursday which starts off with a networking /coffee at 8:00, followed by the actual sessions at 9:00.  Registration is not required to attend.

  • Thursday, March 23 – Building Better Infrastructure (Ben Franklin Place)

The NCHCA Ski Day, Mont Tremblant, Friday, March 31

Our ski day will include transportation sponsored by Marathon Drilling, a lift ticket and an Après Ski Hour sponsored by Lafarge Canada.  Everyone is responsible for their own lunch.  Cost for the day is $75.00 per person.

Please log onto the NCHCA website to register (All transactions can be found under E-Commerce) or click on the following link.

https://www.nchca.ca/ecommerce.action?ecategoryid=4

BUS DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DEPARTURE FROM WALMART PARKING LOT AT SOUTH KEYS AT 6:45 AM (SHARP).  DEPARTURE FROM MONT TREMBLANT AFTER OUR LAFARGE APRES SKI AT 6:00 PM SHARP.

Looking forward to an awesome day on the hill!!!

Annual General Meeting, Centurion Conference & Event Center, April 5

NCHCA President, Ken McIntyre, invites all members to attend the Association’s Annual General Meeting our PREMIER INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT of the year.  Sponsorship opportunities are now available online as well under the E-Commerce menu heading.

Time: 5:30 Cocktails, 6:45 Business Meeting, 7:30 Dinner

Cost: $125/Person + HST

Guest Speaker: TBD

For further assistance please call 613.821.5940 or info@nchca.ca

Deadline for reservations: Friday, March 31st

Working at Heights training reminder – Deadline is April 1st, 2017!

In 2015 the Ontario Government made it mandatory that all construction workers take a full day Working at Heights training course.

The government provided a transition period for employers to get workers trained to the new standard and the deadline is April 1, 2017. The training is mandatory for workers who use any of the following: Travel Restraint system; fall restricting system; fall arrest system, safety net; work belt or safety belt.

Please contact Ty Arslan, NCHCA Chair – Safety sub-committee at ty.arslan@auspicesafety.com or 613-558-5385.

Permit to Take Water Reporting

Attention all contractor members.  A friendly remind that Permit to Take Water Reporting is due before March 31st.  Please forward a copy of your information to your City Project Manager for their files.

Safety Award Notice

The NCHCA Health and Safety Committee members are proud to announce the winner of the award for safety excellence for February 2017: Phil Sanders from Thomas Cavanagh Construction

The NCHCA Health and Safety Committee is proud to announce the winner of the award for safety excellence for February 2017: Mr. Sadler was travelling on Pinegrove Road when a snowmobiler raced over a snow bank and onto Pinegrove Road.  Thankfully Cavanagh driver, Mr. Sadler, was alert and driving defensively which allowed him to narrowly avoid a collision with the snowmobiler.  While taking quick action Mr. Sadler also managed to avoid rolling the truck and trailer that the was driving.

As a reminder, please note that nominations should be submitted to info@nchca.ca  by the end of each month. The Nomination Form can be found here.

Thank you to everyone who continues to make our sites a safer place to work. 

Theft

Many thefts that happen on a job site are inside jobs.  Most companies that have thefts  from Sea Cans, trailers etc.  have an employee that has some kind of inside knowledge. This information has been proven with the Ottawa Police undercover operations. Please be diligent with your equipment and remember to email sturner@storm.ca with any photos of suspicious vehicles on your job sites or anywhere you feel a thief could be looking for an opportunity.

For the most recent news coverage on our industry please see our Media coverage section.

NCHCA members recognized at ORBA Annual Convention

Steve Cruickshank of Cruickshank Construction receives the 2016 Outstanding Achievement ORBA Green Award. Presented annually, this award recognizes a member company for environmental leadership achievement and sustainable best practices.

Kevin Cinq-Mars of R. W. Tomlinson Limited receives ORBA Community Leadership Award, that recognizes an individual from a member company who has contributed significantly to the objectives of the Association.

OSWCA Conference – Panama,FL – Ottawa Members

Left to Right: Perry Crozier, Mike Bray, Jeff Cavanagh, Paul Lemire, Brent Barr, Jeff Mulcock