The Health & Safety Committee is a valuable resource for NCHCA members. Committee members are individuals with an interest in the health and safety of our industry. They share information, resources, knowledge and experience to make our industry safer.
While some of the committee members are safety professionals, by no means is it a requirement for participation as we have members from various backgrounds and positions. Anyone may join us and we encourage the sharing of our meeting content in order to provide our industry with as much health and safety support as possible.
There are many ways that the Health & Safety Committee can assist your organization, such as:
providing information for your health and safety program development and content
answering questions on COR certification, ISNetworld, Safety & Rebate Groups, etc.
answering questions on WSIB, the Ministry of Labour, the Occupational Health and Safety Act
TSSA or ESA contacts and support
Knowledge of upcoming changes to legislation, blitzes, etc.
Please join us at our next meeting! The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00am using the Teams platform.
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.
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.
NCHCA Safety Award Nomination FormEach month, NCHCA presents a safety award to an individual or crew that demonstrates awareness of safety issues and acts proactively to prevent injury or damage to property. NCHCA members are invited to submit a a nomination to be considered for the monthly award. Nominations are voted on by the NCHCA Health Safety Committee.
After hearing an explosion and noticing the start of a fire on the worksite of a fellow NCHCA member, the Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited Sewer Crew took swift action to call 911, to ensure employees were moved to safety and to direct traffic passing by.