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Leadership Key to Workplace Health and Safety

February 11, 2014

2014 Leadership Day ImageThe Ontario General Contractors Association is once again showing its leadership in workplace health and safety as it prepares to host the 3rd Annual Leadership Day on Feb. 26. The day is designed to support and inform general contractors and subcontractors of all sizes to stay on top of what is new and learn how to excel at health and safety. The Leadership Panel (see panel members below) will feature a frank discussion on the need to provide leadership in workplace health and safety. In the afternoon, you can learn everything you need to know to start down the road of becoming CoR certified, including why you should sign up for the program. This is a free session supported by OGCA, Infrastructure Health and Safety Association. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the registration form. It has everything you need to plan your day. Please register in advance as space is limited. Ontario Minister of Labour Naqvi has confirmed that he will address the Leadership Day morning session. Elizabeth Witmer, Chair of the WSIB, will be the key note speaker during the lunch session. The panelists for the Leadership Session include:

• Mike Archambault – Aecon Buildings (Moderator) • Mike Reinders – Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. • Lawrence Quinn – Infrastructure Ontario • Kimberly Weston-Martin – Metrolinx • Jane Murray / James Fraser – TTC • Jim Lafontaine – Dufferin Construction (A Holcim Company) • Gino Squeo – E.S. Fox Ltd.

The event will be held at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga. Register for the event HERE About OGCA OGCA logoConceived 75 years ago from a desire to bridge the gap between national and regional associations, the OGCA continues to ensure that the interests of general contractors and the construction industry are not overlooked. As far back as the first meeting, the OGCA’s stated objective was the protection and advancement of the interests of the general contractors and the safety of our workers in the Province. Today, safety is an OGCA strategic goal and the association works closely with members the government, IHSA and our members to eliminate workplace injuries. This 3rd Annual Leadership Day challenges members to focus on their commitment and leadership and to share their stories of success with others. About IHSA IHSA logoIHSA’s vision is workplaces without injuries, illnesses, or fatalities. IHSA is the leading developer and provider of prevention solutions for work environments involving high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, powerline technician apprenticeship, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, and utility line clearing. IHSA engages with its member firms, workers, and other stakeholders to help them continuously improve their health and safety performance. We do this by providing effective and innovative sectors-specific programs, products, and services. Find out what we can do for you at

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