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Ontario taking steps to better protect workers

The Ontario government has launched a consultation in order to modernize first aid requirements, with a focus on a proposal to enhance health and safety training standards at all workplaces. The public will be able to provide input until February 22, 2021 and will be used to inform the development of a potential new first aid regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

Rhetoric heating up in battle over Xinyi plant

A Chinese glassmaker called opposition groups looking to stop its proposed $400-million plant “elitist” and “prejudiced,” adding fuel to an increasingly fiery debate that city hall officials have now put on hold amid the worsening coronavirus crisis.

Roberts joins FGIA staff as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Roberts as FGIA’s new Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director, prior to Webb’s retirement later in 2021.

U.S. Buy America order unlikely to impact Canadian glass companies: FGIA

U.S. president Joe Biden recently signed a “Buy America” executive order instructing federal procurement bureaucrats to close loopholes allowing waivers of domestic supply requirements and creating a “director of Made-In-America” to oversee procurement and ensure the various Buy America clauses are enforced.

Construction sector coalition urges federal and provincial governments to deliver on infrastructure investments

A coalition of construction sector associations have allied to urge the federal and provincial governments to deliver on infrastructure investments. The newly formed Building for Recovery coalition includes Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC – Canada), and the National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC).
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Glass Talk episode #18: High Exposure and Long Life – David De Rose, Synergy Partners

There’s a couple new CSA standards in town – A440.6 and S478 – and David De Rose is the man with the information on both. » Listen now...