Education Series

HSMS Requirements Webinar

NCHCA, OCA and CLAEO hosted a joint webinar with panel discussion and Q&A on the Health & Safety Management Systems acceptable to the City of Ottawa. The panel of health and safety experts discussed the pros and cons of the three acceptable systems.

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As background, in January 2020, the City of Ottawa issued a Technical Bulletin advising that it is phasing in a requirement that an acceptable occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS), validated by an external third party, must be in place prior to a contract being awarded. The Technical Bulletin confirms what an OHSMS is, why the City is introducing this requirement, and which OHSMS the City will accept.

Acceptable OHSMS are:

  • ISO 45001:2018
  • CSA Z45001:19
  • COR 2020

Timelines for certification are as follows:

  • January 1, 2023 – contracts over $10 million
  • January 1, 2025 – contracts over $1 million
  • January 1, 2026 – contracts and subcontracts over $100 thousand

2021 Education Series

Our annual Education Series is held in collaboration with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter and the City of Ottawa.

We invite you to fill out our Education Series Feedback Survey and view presentation recordings that have been posted below.

Heavy Construction Outlook – February 18, 2021

City of Ottawa Projects Overview – Carina Duclos, City of Ottawa,
Acting Director, Infrastructure Services

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Behind the Curtain: Capital Budget Explained – Marie-Genevieve (Gen) Nielsen,
City of Ottawa, Acting Manager, Asset Management Branch

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Pre-recorded Presentations available soon!
Ministry of Labour Training and Skills Development – Hon. Monte McNaughton
Ministry of Transportation – Ontario Highways Program Update

Legislative Updates – March 4, 2021

Excess Soil Management

Presentation by Richard Barker, Environmental Remediation Engineer, City of Ottawa and
Brad Carew, Senior Geoenvironmental Advisor, City of Ottawa.

Panel Discussion with moderator Sandro Ricci,
President, ASL Agrodrain Limited and Chair, NCHCA Excess Soil Committee

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Watermain Disinfection Procedures – Renjit Varghese, City of Ottawa
Senior Operations Engineer, Water Distribution

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Update to the City of Ottawa Standard Tender Documents for Unit Price Contracts – March 25

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City of Ottawa Specifications can be requested free of charge by contacting standardssection@ottawa.ca.

Mental Health & Substance Use –  April 8, 2021

Harpreet Grewal, Supervisor, Ottawa Public Health
Mark Barnes, Pharmacist and Owner Respect Rx Pharmacies

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Local Resources

Accessibility Measures of Protected Intersections and Raised Cycle Paths –  April 8, 2021

City of Ottawa, Standards and Transportation Planning and
Marnie Peters – President, Accessibility Simplified, Accessibility Consulting

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2019 Education Series

Date: January 24, 2019
Location: Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road, Ottawa
Networking & Refreshments: 8:00am to 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pm: Presentations

Speakers:

  • 2019 Capital Construction Projects by Luc Marineau, Manager Design & Construction – Municipal
  • New City of Ottawa Official Plan by Alain Miguelez, Manager – Planning Policy & Resiliency
  • Update from the Developers’ Perspective by Kevin O’Shea, Mattamy Ottawa Division President, on behalf of GOHBA
  • Update on the Light Rail Transit Project by Michael Morgan, Director of the City’s Rail Construction Program
  • Date: February 8, 2019
    Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
    Networking & Refreshments: 8:30am to 9:00am
    Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pmSpeakers

    • Accessibility during Construction, Kathleen Forestell, M.Ed., Lead Advocacy and Community Outreach, CNIB Ontario East
    • Workplace Depression and Prevention, Dr. JianLi Wang, Senior Scientist and Director, Institute of Mental Health Research
    • Cannabis and the Workplace, John Aird, M.Sc. H.K., Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Date: February 28, 2019
Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
Networking & Refreshments: 8:30am to 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Date: March 22, 2019
Location: Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 5K7
Networking: 8:30am to 9:00am
Presentations: 9:00am to 12:00pm