The NCHCA awards 4 bursaries every year to all member employees and their families. Details can be found online at here. If you require further help or have any questions, feel free to contact me.
CEO and NCHCA Young Professional Social Event, Friday, June 2
This event will consist of a brewery tour in the City of Ottawa where a bus will pick up the participants and drive around to three pre-determined locations to learn about the brewing process and taste the products all while networking and getting to know each other. The event is open to all the CEO YPs and to the NCHCA YPs and is intended to be a fun social/networking event for members of both the consulting and the construction world to get to know and interact with each other.
The City is working with the MOECC on a presentation on the upcoming new excess soils regulations. We are looking at Jun 19 at the Ben Franklin Chambers More details to follow.
This year’s construction blitz topics from the Ministry of Labor will be:
May 16, 2016 – July 15, 2016
Mobile Cranes and Material Hoisting
August 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016
November 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
To focus on one of these topics, regarding the recent events in the Ottawa area, cranes are the currant topic of many conversations. Our industry uses cranes safety and without incident daily. That said, a reminder for our crews can be a good way to refresh our teams about the dangers of working around cranes and suspended loads. A safety talk for cranes would look like:
Crane Operations – Working Under the Load
When you think about it, the human body is totally out-matched when it tries to go against a load being lifted by a crane. Think of the dangers for a moment. First the load is being lifted by a mechanical device operated by a human being. We know that both are subject to limitations and failures. Something can go wrong despite our best intentions. Loads can be heavy, difficult to rig, and are subject to unexpected movement. There is only one sure way to avoid injury-stay clear of the load!
Crane movements should always be considered prior to set up. Every effort should be made to avoid having to move the load over the work area. If this cannot be done, work should be temporarily halted and the area cleared while the pick is taking place.
Be aware of what is happening around you and above you.
Others may not be as conscientious as they should. An operator may not even think of the danger of moving a load over your head. If you see a load coming, get out of the way. Don’t forget to look out for your buddy also.
Riggers and others may have to work near a suspended load in order to guide it into position. The use of tag lines can help keep you out of harm’s way. The tag line will put distance between yourself and the load in the event the load shifts or moves unexpectedly. Tag lines can help keep a load under control but remember, your weight is no match against a load that has started to swing or spin and develop momentum. Let it settle down on its own.
When tending tag lines, never loop the line around your hand, arm, or body. This could cause you to be dragged along with the load. Wear gloves. This helps you avoid rope burn.
Lastly, be sure if you are guiding a load with a tag line that your travel path is clear and safe before the load is suspended. You will be spending a lot of time watching the load, rather than where you are going. It would be a shame to take all of the precautions to avoid being caught by the load, only to be injured in a fall.
2017 Renfrew County Road Supervisors Association Truck Roadeo
The township of Laurentian will be hosting their Local Association Safe Driving Truck Roadeo on Tuesday June 27th, at our new Works Facility located at 460 Witt Road. Present this year are the services of Al Barker, Roadeo Master from AORS. Al will be bringing a wealth of knowledge and the equipment used at the annual provincial competition.
As part of the Roadeo, they are also looking to host a mini-trade show, open to all of our Supplier Members. There is plenty of space both inside and out and there is no charge to participate. However, we would appreciate a donated item for our prize table on the day of the event.
If you are interested in participating in the trade show, I would ask that you please contact Darren England from the County of Renfrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tysen’s Mission to A Million
Hey Friends! Help me raise One Million Dollars so that other kids can have their wish come true too!
On November 12th , 2012 my wish came true. I got to meet Adam Sandler!
When I entered his cool office, I noticed a wall filled with pictures and souvenirs representing all the good things he has done for others. It made me think…
If Adam Sandler can be a comedian, writer, producer, dad, husband, own his own production company, star in 38 movies and STILL have time to grant my wish and help others then the sky is the limit to what I can do!
My name is Tysen, and my mission is to raise $1 million for Make-A-Wish which will help grant 100 wishes! I will complete my mission. Join me on Facebook and Twitter to follow my journey towards the completion of my mission. Want to help me?
Ps…Adam…thanks for the inspiration.
Click here to read more about Tysen’s Mission to a Million and to make a donation.
2017 NCHCA Pothole Open
Thank you to our 2017 NCHCA Pothole Open Sponsors
*Please note, all attendees will be receiving rainchecks in the mail shortly.