Join the HHCA and SimpsonWigle LAW as we head back to Dundas Valley Golf & Country Club on June 2nd for our Spring Golf Classic. Start the tournament off with a BBQ lunch followed by a round of 18-hole golf and finishing the day off with a buffet dinner and awards presentation. This event is 50% sold out within 2 weeks!
At the Spring Golf Classic each golfer will receive a draw ticket for a chance to win tickets to see the Mens and Womens Semi-Final & Final Soccer Games at Tim Horton's Field!
Registration for a foursome is $740 or $185 (plus hst) for a single golfer. Sponsorships are selling quick and must be reserved by May 12th. Available sponsorships include Ice Cream Truck, Hole-in-One, Driving Range, Putting Contest, Hole, Wine, etc. For a full list with pricing, please click here!
Thank you to our Major Sponsors!
Inside This Issue
Spring Golf Classic
HHCA May Hours
Working at Heights Training
Upcoming Events & Seminars
YLG Recruitment Session
Member Benefit: Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Upcoming Free OEA Webinars
First Phase of Lien Act Review near Completion
MOL Blitz on Struck-By Hazards
Careers in Construction
HHCA May Hours
The HHCA will be closed on Monday, May 18, 2015 for the Victoria Day Holiday. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!
Working At Heights Training
The HHCA wants its members working safely - especially at heights. We have partnered with the TRH Group to offer you Working at Heights training. The HHCA is committed to offer courses on an on-going basis as training is needed. Space is limited to 12 students per class. Currently all of our Working at Heights training is full, but don't worry, we are working on setting up more sessions for you! Contact Alana with the number of individuals requiring training to get added to the Waiting List!
All classes run from 8:00am to 4:30pm and the fee is $150 per student which includes lunch.
Beginning April 1, 2015 employers in Ontario must ensure that their workers on construction projects complete Working at Heights training that meets the training program and provider standards established by the Chief Prevention Officer.
The Young Leaders Group (YLG) hosted a recruitment session on April 28th at the HHCA and it turned into a very successful and productive meeting. Over 22 registrants attended and participated in an interactive group brainstorming session. A lot of great ideas were given to the HHCA that we can focus on to give value and help our young professionals achieve a successful career.
The HHCA would like to give special thanks to Ron Worrall of Ira McDonald Construcion for doing a great job at facilitating this session. We would also like to thank BlairHubber of Lancaster Group and Clark Thomas of Marsh Canada for taking the lead with their groups!
Welcome New HHCA Members!
DID YOU KNOW THAT IF YOU RECRUIT A NEW MEMBER TO THE HHCA YOUR FIRM WILL RECEIVE A $100 CREDIT ON THEIR ACCOUNT? CONTACT ALANA FOR MORE INFORMATION!
The HHCA has partnered with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to bring you exclusive discounts on Tiger-Cats season tickets! Through our discount program you can save up to 35% off your season tickets!
For detailed pricing, please click here. For more information contact Alana.
Upcoming Free OEA Webinars
The Office of the Employer Advisor (OEA) has five upcoming free webinars between May and June that you can participate in. Topics include Claims Management, Form 7, WSIB Appeals, Mental Stress and a Directors Forum with a WSIB update from an employers perspective.
On April 17, 2015 it was annoucned that the first phase of Ontario's Construction Lien Act review is nearing completion with identification of stakeholders and dissemination of an information package, which marks the start of a second phase of consultation.
For the months of May and June inspectors from the MOL (Ministry of Labour) will visit construction sites across the province to check that they are in compliance with legislation and regulations regarding struck-by hazards.
This effort will place particular focus on reversing vehicles. Inspectors will be checking the set-up and layout of work sites to ensure this hazard is eliminated or reduced and that signallers and traffic control persons are in place, have been trained and are wearing high-visibility clothing.
While this is the main focus of the blitz, there are a number of other ways a worker can be injured or killed by a struck-by incident. IHSA has developed a web page on struck-by hazards that compiles the resources, courses, and material to help reduce the risk of struck-by injuries. The IHSA is also creating some new resources on this topic for the blitz and will be adding them to that page.
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! Contact Alana to submit your job!